In Designing The Hebrides, interior designer Banjo Beale and his friendly team of tradespeople travel across the Scottish islands using their craft skills, energy and creativity to bring Banjo’s Hebridean design dreams to life.
Set against stunning Scottish landscapes and amidst the challenges of hard-to-reach locations and extreme conditions, Designing The Hebrides showcases distinctive makeovers, encapsulating Banjo’s irrepressible enthusiasm, ingenuity and design flair.
From a family-owned fish shop in Tobermory, a bothy on the remote island of Ulva to a bookshop and café on Skye, each week, Banjo and his design team embrace a unique interior design project, fulfilling the client’s brief on a limited budget and a fast turnaround.
In the first episode, Banjo and his team get to transform a much loved family run fish shop in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. Commissioned by his friend and fish shop manager Sally, Banjo must try and fulfill her dream to modernize her family’s traditional business.
Banjo has bold plans to utterly transform both the inside and outside of the shop but Sally is worried that her family will disapprove of the radical makeover. With his band of trusty locals including Eoghan the carpenter and handyman Tom, Banjo takes huge risks in realising his design ambitions but will the family feel approve of the new look?
Banjo says: "My hometown of Tobermory is one of the most colourful in the UK but on the inside, some of the spaces are crying out for character. Thankfully, some brave locals are handing me the keys to their places, from a bothy two hours walk from the nearest road to a remote lighthouse, castle turret and beloved community rugby club."
All six episodes of Designing The Hebrides will be available on BBC iPlayer from Monday 12 April.