Arts & culture

The travel show we can’t wait to tune into

Two of our favourite Scots stars are off on an adventure round their homeland

Star of Line of Duty, Martin Compston and TV Presenter Phil MacHugh will be exploring the length and breadth of the country in a new travel programme, set to start filming in the spring.

Called Scottish Fling, the six-part travel show – commissioned by BBC Scotland and produced by Tern Television – will delve into what “makes modern Scotland tick”.

The actor and TV presenter, who are also long-time friends, will embark on a personal journey of discovery around Scotland, meeting the people influencing the future direction of one of the best wee countries in the world – chatting to a mix of locals and famous faces.

Compston said: “I’ve travelled all over the country for work and leisure – but this is the first time I’ll be meeting real modern Scots on camera, sharing their thoughts and passions. We’re excited to get stuck in, and to experience the best that Scotland has to offer in the 21st century.”

MacHugh added: “Scotland has so much to offer the world and as a modern Scot, I am so excited to be joining my mate Martin to showcase the best of our culture, our language and our spirit in this brand-new series. It’s going to be lots of fun and full of surprises.”