Martin Compston and good friend Phil MacHugh travel up the west coast of Scotland ‘through villages and towns’ on an adventure to discover the different ways people experience the great Scottish outdoors.
Their journey begins in Martin’s hometown of Greenock, where Phil has arranged some unexpected transport across the water to sunny Dunoon.
Here, the boys indulge in an end-of-the-pier snapshot of the traditional seaside holiday Martin experienced as a boy; crazy golf and ice cream with BBC’s Drag Race winner Lawrence Chaney.
Next, the boys pick up their campervan Celine and head to the banks of Loch Lomond to meet Instagram rambler the Hillwalking Hijabi, Zahrah Mahmood, to take a picturesque stroll up Conic Hill for the ultimate outdoor selfie.
Having built up an appetite, the boys swap Loch Lomond for Loch Fyne as they drop in on the green Michelin restaurant Inver to get a taste of Pam and Rob’s take on the local produce. While Phil is in his gastronomic element, Martin proves hard to convince that the local oysters are a genuine delicacy.
Next, Celine whisks them north to a dramatic evening pit stop at Glencoe before the boys take a final leap into the unknown with an outdoor coasteering awakening as they go cliff jumping on the Knoydart peninsular with outdoor enthusiasts Zeemon and Lucy.
Martin Compston's Scottish Fling begins Friday 09th September on BBC Two, or on BBC Scotland on Thursday 08th September.