Wild Shetland: Scotland's Viking Frontier is available to watch on BBC Scotland, Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at 9pm. Shetland Nature's Brydon Thomason asssited the production team as a consultant and field guide. In this blog he gives us a behind the scenes look into the filming of the documentary.
All images credit Brydon Thomason/Richard Shucksmith.
For the last 12 years there hasn't been a season go by that we haven't worked on, or featured in TV productions about Shetland. We feel truly humbled by this and see it as a privilege which we do with genuine pride for Shetland, our way of life and especially our natural history.
But this one is really special. From the moment we first met with Maramedia producer, Jackie Savery, myself and Richard Shucksmith put our heart and souls in to help make the film be everything Shetland's wildlife deserved it to be! We were already well aware of their impressive portfolio of award winning films such as 'Highlands- Scotland's Wild Heart' and 'Hebrides- life on the edge', we knew this would be the real deal.