Best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith is set to reveal all about the purchase of his private island paradisein a BBC documentary due to air this evening.
As reported by Private Island News earlier this year, the best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Alex McCall Smith, bought a series of private islands in Scotland with the intention of turning them into a nature reserve.
As part of a new BBC television production, British private island fans will be able to find out more about the author’s passion for his new abode in a documentary due to air this evening on BBC Scotland at 19.30 GMT.
Offering a unique insight into 21st century island life, Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands is an island-hopping odyssey with a difference, with host Paul Murton taking in some of the most remote island communities in Great Britain.
In the fourth installment of the show, scheduled for broadcast this evening, Murton takes to the seas with McCall Smith to uncover the secrets of the Cairns of Coll and to find out precisely how these rural Hebridean islands captured the heart of the 2004 Author of the Year.
Reminding viewers that idyllic island life doesn’t necessarily mean an exotic atoll in the Indian Ocean the show is a wonderful advert for Great Britain’s own natural beauty. Tune in to BBC Scotland at 19.30 this evening to find out more.