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Europe From Above: National Geographic to showcase Scotland in new season

NATIONAL Geographic is set to showcase Scotland as part of its new six-part season of Europe From Above.

Each episode is set to focus on a separate and distinct European country, hihglighting the nature, people and feats of engineering that sets each nation apart using cutting-edge drone technology.

And the new series of the hit show is set to debut with an episode all about Scotland.

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The episode is set to take viewers across Scotland with views from the skies of places like St Andrews, showing the town’s famous golf courses, and East Lothian, where it will feature honeybees feasting on heather.

As well as Scotland’s stunning scenery, the episode will feature the country’s impressive engineering, shedding light on an ambitious project to install a sea turbine in the Orkney Islands that harnesses tidal power to produce electricity.

A traditional house in Glen Coe

It will also have a segment on Scotland’s rich history, following a team of archaeologists who reconstruct a traditional Scottish clansman house in Glen Coe using natural materials.

Viewers will get to see a 360-degree view of the roof being thatched from heather and how the building conforms to the landscape.

The footage for the episode was taken by Kirk Watson who filmed each segment in a day, or sometimes two, across a whole year.

Watson filmed 90% of the visually stunning episode using a DJI Inspire 2 drone with an X7 camera.

The National: The Queensferry CrossingThe Queensferry Crossing

One of the highlights of the episode is drone footage taken above the Queensferry Crossing, the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world, which opened in 2017.

The six-part series will also feature episodes highlighting Denmark, Serbia, Belgium, Bulgaria and Romania.

The episode on Scotland will be broadcast on Thursday at 8pm on the National Geographic channel.

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