Video: Writing Scripts in Scotland, on the Isle of Skye

I love TV production — it’s travel, writing, and creativity on the run in beautiful and unpredictable corners of Europe. This clip shares a moment with my wonderful Scottish guide, Colin Mairs, sitting out a squall in the car and deciding what we’ll say about cutting peat in a bog on the Isle of Skye. I like to get local voices into our shows, but it’s not always easy. We work with lots of guides. All of them are smart — but not all of them can deliver while the camera rolls. Colin is great that way. We’re making three exciting episodes on Scotland, which will air as part of our new Season 10 of Rick Steves’ Europe, starting in September. Stay tuned!

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