The Flow Country is set to feature in the BBC's Christmas coverage following a visit to RSPB Scotland's Forsinard Flows nature reserve by broadcaster Cameron McNeish accompanied by a film crew. RSPB warden Paul Turner was present to show Cameron some of the features that make the Flow Country so internationally important.
Paul said, "I thought the best thing to do was to take Cameron and the BBC crew to a vantage point so they could gain an impression of the extraordinary extent of the Flow Country. So we hiked up Sletill Hill which provides a great view. I was able to point to some of the areas where peatland restoration is being undertaken on the reserve as part of the Flows to the Future project. He was very interested in the work and, of course, very impressed with the landscape. The Flow Country is one of Scotland's best-kept secrets. Hopefully after the programme is broadcast it will be a little less secret."
The programme, called "The Road Less Travelled" will be broadcast on BBC Two on Tuesday 27 December at 6.00pm. As well as the Flow Country the programme will cover the other landscapes of Caithness, Sutherland and Orkney.
A BBC spokesman said, "The films combine Cameron's knowledge and love of the landscape and the underlying history / culture with conversations with some of the people who live, work or have a particular affinity to the areas he travels through. In this way we have reflected the history, geology, archaeology, issues connected with conservation and the flora and fauna. The programmes go out immediately after Christmas and we receive a fantastic response both in terms of the number of people watching and their appreciation of films that celebrate some of the best areas in Scotland."