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Subject: Travel & Adventure

The Sterling Collection: Cultures, Adventure-Travel

Tom Sterling has been a wildlife cinematographer and adventure-lecturer for decades. He has worked with PBS, the Discovery Channel and the CBC; also he has performed live lectures showing his documentaries for prestigious platforms such as National Geographic, Carnegie Mellon, The Museum of Natural History, Click for more

The Misty Isles of Scotland

Misty Isles of Scotland, The

Scotland has over 790 offshore islands, although you'll find people on only 92 of them. Still, these isles that surround the mainland are full of history, culture, nature, and unexpected surprises. Here filmmaker, Interpretive Field Naturalist, and adventure-lecturer Tom Sterling brings the fascinating story of these islands to life. Most of the islands are in four main groups: Shetland, Orkney, the Inner Hebrides and the Outer Hebrides; there are also clusters of islands in the Firths of Clyde, Forth, and Solway. Our journey begins at Hadrian's Wall, in Northern England, because it was to the Scottish Isles the Gauls or Gaels fled during the ancient Roman invasion. Then to the Isle of Arran, which offers the Machrie Moor stone circles and Brodick Castle; next, Islay, where we find Finlaggan, the ancient home of the McDonald clan; then Jura, where George Orwell wrote "1984," and home to thousands of Red Deer; next Torosay Castle, Duart Castle and Tobermory on Mull; then St. Columba's cathedral on Iona. Staffa we learn inspired Felix Mendelssohn to write "The Hebrides"; it too is home to Fingal's Cave. On Lunga we view Atlantic Puffins and other birds. On Skye we see the Black Mountains, Kilmuir Cemetery, to visit the grave of heroine Flora McDonald, Armadale Castle, Cheviot and Jacob's sheep, and visit Portree. On Lewis and Harris are the Standing Stones of Callanish and the Carloway Broch. In the Outer Hebrides we meet Harris Tweed Weavers and see Lews Castle. Then to Orkney to see its archaeological sites, including the Ring of Brodgar, Maes Howe and Gurness Broch; then on the Shetland Islands we view Viking sites, Shetland ponies and Shetland sheep. 04/10DE JSCA 86 min.
Also See: The Highlands of Scotland; Scotland: The Grand Tour; Scotland: The Splendor of Scotland; Scotland: Edinburgh

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