Television crew turns focus on Mousa Broch
Mousa Broch will star in a television programme next week that looks at the country’s most interesting buildings.
The ancient stone tower will feature in the series Britain’s Secret Homes as one of 50 buildings deemed by the UK’s national heritage bodies as some of the country’s more unusual and intriguing properties.
Historic Scotland picked the Iron Age broch alongside Orkney’s Knap of Howar, Traquair House in the Borders and Rock House in Edinburgh to feature in the programme, which is presented by Michael Buerk and Bettany Hughes.
English Heritage, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service Cadw and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency also picked homes for the series based on factors such as national importance, cultural significance, historical value and beauty.
Speaking about the programme, Elly McCrone – the Historic Scotland expert who suggested a number of Scottish properties for the series – said: “From an Iron Age broch to Scotland’s oldest inhabited house, this exciting series examines some of Scotland’s most interesting homes. Spanning thousands of years, it investigates the unique relationship people have with the spaces they live in, and the ways in which that relationship has evolved over the centuries.
“Britain’s Secret Homes serves to highlight the breadth of fascinating historic homes in Scotland and the rest of the UK.”
Mousa Broch will feature in the show on Friday 28th June, ITV at 9pm.