A number of BBC and Scottish TV programmes on various subjects have been uploaded to YouTube (for educational purposes) and thus are available to be viewed around the world. The pages listed below below cover a large number of these, plus others of similar quality. Even though it is by no means exhaustive. if you view all the videos listed here it will take well over 24 hours!
Note, however, that a number of these videos cannot be downloaded to mobile phones or tablets or indeed downloaded for storage on a PC - they have to be played on a Web browser on a desktop PC or laptop.
Scottish Landscapes on Video
These days, there is a wealth of video on YouTube and other sites showing films of various aspects of Scotland's varied landscape and its wildlife. While some are short sequences taken by individuals, there is a growing number of professional films made by the BBC or commercial TV channels and others that have found there way onto the Internet. They are sometimes not easy to pin down, but to paraphrase the motto of the old "Mining Co" web site, "I mine the Web so that you don't have to!" So here's a page with links to sometimes hour-long videos of a wide range of professionally produced documentaries about Scotland's scenic beauty. If you were to watch all of them from start to finish it would take well over 24 hours! Note, however, that many of these videos cannot be downloaded to mobile phones or tablets or indeed downloaded for storage on a PC - they have to be played on a Web browser on a desktop PC or laptop. See: Scottish Landscapes on Video
Scottish History on YouTube
Historian Neil Oliver has had two series of history programmes on BBC TV tracing the story of Scotland and another on Celtic Britain. These are an excellent introduction to Scottish history from earliest times to almost the present day and are available on YouTube. The links to the hour-long videos can be found via Scottish History on YouTube
Scottish Clans on YouTube
Copies of the BBC TV series by Paul Murton on aspects of the histories of a number of Scottish clans have been uploaded to YouTube by various editors (copyright issues seem to be ignored on the justification of "education"!). Each programme is 30 minutes long, though some of the earlier items have been split into three parts due to YouTube time limitations in those days. So far I've tracked down and listed 15 clan histories in this series ranging from Armstrong, Cameron and Campbell through MacDonald, MacGregor and MacLean to Robertson and Scott. See Scottish Clans on YouTube.
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