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TV series showcases Scottish national park

Written by Fiona

November 06 2015

Starting on Tuesday, November 10, a new four-part Channel 5 TV series will reveal the landscapes and wildlife of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild uses breath-taking cinematography to capture the changing seasons of Scotland’s first national park. The documentary features some of Scotland’s finest wildlife, including golden eagles, black grouse, red deer, ospreys and mountain hares.

The first episode is entitled Spring and 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”.

You’ll also see how harsh weather conditions force heavily pregnant red deer down from the mountains into the shelter of the glens and ospreys returning from West Africa to breed in the park.

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.”

Last year, it was announced that the park was launching Wild Park 2020, a nature conservation action plan that includes more than 90 projects dedicated to protecting landscapes and species.

Work has already started to deliver some of the key projects listed in Wild Park including, red squirrel and black grouse conservation, mountain bog restoration, reduction of invasive non-native plants and the creation of the largest native woodland in Scotland.

The new weekly four part series Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild will be shown on C5 on November 10 at 8pm.

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