Series 1 - Episode 6: Scotland

Episode 6: Scotland

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After spending his first night alone in a simple but comfortable bothy, Paul's first guide to Highland ways is Sten, who turned his back on urban life four and half years ago and now organises activities which he describes as the perfect antidote to city life. The first outing for Paul is to meet gamekeeper and ‘consummate outdoorsman’ Andy, who tries to get Paul hooked on the arts of hunting, shooting and fishing - with little success.

After his shooting expedition, Paul leaves the squirrels in peace and heads to Aviemore, where the Cairngorm Mountains provide the perfect spot to go soapbox racing; followed by an introduction to Charlie and his buddies, who like nothing better than donning some chain-mail, grabbing a sword and putting on their war paint. This has led to them being featured in many films and TV shows. But their real dream is to open a living museum dedicated to Scottish history, and they are reconstructing an ancient fort as the centrepiece.

Paul also meets farmer Mark, who as an antidote to challenging times in the industry has put together the UK's only group of trained stunt ducks, The Drakes of Hazard; and Kate and husband Sam, who come from Connecticut but live and breathe Highland Games, having met at one, got married at another and are now on honeymoon at yet another.

Having got a bit bogged down with hunting at his first attempt, Paul rounds off his trip by visiting David and another Paul - who, in a bid to improve his confidence with a rifle, challenge him to a little target practice.

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Comments (16)

  • Ali Carr

    over 1 year ago

    Ali Carr

    Obviously, Paul Merton 's intelligence and humour are beyond most of the people who have left comments. He does not moan about anything, but rather, with his own particular charm, mocks himself mercilessly. I found all the programmes entertaining, amusing and even educational. He is a true gentleman and that's a rare thing on TV these days.

  • Iain

    2 years ago


    Silvia, you're not missing anything - the programme was absolute crap.

  • sweetcheeks07

    over 2 years ago


    This episode was soooo boring! What a waste of time & more importantly MONEY, Come to Belfast Paul n we will show you a good time...No disrespect Scotland.

  • Sonia Shah

    over 2 years ago

    Sonia Shah

    absolutely appalling...Paul merton has done so well in showing the weird and wonderful but this by far is the worst...horrified that he pursues such cruelty in scotland...he has shot himself in the not seeing through the cruelty of all the animal shooting...

  • Eve Singleton

    over 2 years ago

    Eve Singleton

    Just seen it and have to say it was brilliant especially the squirrel hunting. Very funny, would have liked to have seen the full film and not just the edited bits

  • Silvia

    over 2 years ago


    What can I do to watch this as I'm in Holland....Can't see it now. UK only...

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  • Hazel Bills

    over 2 years ago

    Hazel Bills

    rather boring.moaned alot. the best was the performing ducks!

  • Matt

    over 2 years ago


    OMG what a pile of rubbish what a wimp, does a show on adventure in Scotland and winges about everything being in the out doors, doesn't like shooting doesn't like bikes doesn't like the soap box racing doesn't like the adventure play ground with the ropes doesn't like the weather ect ect come on don't do a show in Scotland then what a waste of time I was looking forward to this show I love Scotland and the presenter ruined it.

  • The Suburban Bushwacker

    over 2 years ago

    The Suburban Bushwacker

    Elisabeth Dont believe everything you see on TV Sten AKA SBW PS If you do devolve I'm seeking sanctuary

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  • Janey

    over 2 years ago


    I loved it - can't wait to go & try out all the activities with my teenagers.

  • punky47

    over 2 years ago


    Well Good!

  • Crusty

    over 2 years ago


    Scotland show, Oh dear. Not so funny anymore so front a travelling show (Gloria Honeyford with a hat) and top it off with shooting. Desperate!! See ya.