New TV show to tell story of Loch Lomond wildlife

A NEW four-part TV will unearth the stories of the landscapes and wildlife in Loch Lomand.

Loch Lomond will star in a new TV series about wildlife in the area. Picture: Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild will be broadcast on Channel 5 over the next four weeks with the first episode scheduled to go out next Tuesday, November 10th at 8pm.

The programme uses breathtaking cinematography to capture the changing seasons in the landscapes of Scotland’s first National Park.

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Some of the country’s finest wildlife – golden eagles, black grouse, red deer, ospreys and mountain hares – will also feature.

Black grouse will feature in the series. Picture: Picture: Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Speaking about the series, Simon Jones, director of conservation and visitor operations at Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, said: “Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is blessed with jaw-dropping landscapes that are home to some of the country’s finest wildlife.

“We worked closely with the production company, Tigress, on the series for more than a year, using our local knowledge and specialist expertise to help them capture the National Park’s native wildlife. We are thrilled that Channel 5 viewers will get a fascinating insight into a world our Rangers are fortunate enough to see on a regular basis.

The first episode offers a rare glimpse into the lives of secretive species such as black grouse, which are filmed fighting for the right to mate in a spectacular dance called the Lek.

Viewers are given an insight into the plight of heavily pregnant red down forced to flee from the mountain into the shelter of the glens while the black ospreys return from West Africa to breed in the park.

Jones added: “I’m delighted that the series features some of our priority species such as black grouse and red squirrels, which feature in our five Wild Challenges. We hope viewers enjoy watching these amazing creatures and feel inspired to come and visit the Park. You might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of some of the stars of the show!”