Boats, boots and bikes...

The Oban Times - - News -

BBC Alba’s Calum Ma­caulay and Niall Iain MacDon­ald are ex­plor­ing Scot­land’s canals by boat, by boot and by bike.

Along the way, Calum and Niall Iain meet those whose liveli­hood de­pends on the canal – vis­it­ing a float­ing ho­tel and hear­ing from those who choose to live on or near the water.

On the Cale­do­nian Canal, the boys take charge of their own 40ft cruiser, leav­ing Ca­ley Ma­rina in In­ver­ness for a cou­ple of days’ sail­ing down Loch Ness, be­fore tak­ing to their bikes along the Great Glen Way.

Calum is in Com­mando coun­try as he vis­its Spean Bridge War Memo­rial, while Niall Iain finds out how elec­tric­ity fi­nally came to the High­lands as he trav­els to Mu­comir hy­dro-elec­tric power sta­tion. Calum also joins the team on board the Scot­tish High­lander, a Dutch barge con­verted into a lux­ury float­ing ho­tel which of­fers cruises from In­ver­ness to Banavie, Fort William.

The se­ries starts tonight (Thurs­day June 8) at 9pm on BBC Alba.

Calum Ma­caulay and Niall Iain MacDon­ald.

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