Scotland’s Sacred Islands with Ben Fogle

Sacred Islands with Ben Fogle

Ben Fogle explores the ancient sea roads of the Inner Hebrides, with their evocative connections to 6th-century Christian missionaries. 

On Tiree, Ben explores 1,300-year-old temple ruins. Although remoteness and Viking raids have obscured its history, an undeniable air of spirituality remains. 

Ben visits crofter Rhoda Meek, who balances farming life with a day job in IT. 

Julie Clarke left her life in Glasgow to escape a difficult upbringing and moved to the Isle of Coll, transitioning to a woman in the process. The island and its people gave her confidence and support. 

A highlight of Ben’s journey is a visit to Iona, the island after which he named his daughter. 

Ben ends his pilgrimage staying overnight in a shepherd’s hut.

Scotland’s Sacred Islands with Ben Fogle – Monday 7pm on BBC2

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