Hidden in Plain Sight
Balblair is a lost township. Tucked away in the trees, just a stone’s throw from the road between Ullapool and Inverness at Inverlael, centuries of history lie buried and forgotten. In this series of drama-documentaries with the help of Ullapool Museum, archaeologists and historical experts we’re bringing the people and stories of Balblair and Inverlael back to life. 8 snapshots, re-imagined moments in Scotland’s Highland history which have, until recently, been HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT.
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Episode 3: The fighting between the Mackenzie’s of Kintail and the Munro’s of Foulis reaches an all time high as we pick up the quarrel in the court at Narin in 1574. The period nicknamed, Linn nan Creach sees all out warfare between clans as they struggle to maintain power in the Highlands. Expert Aonghas Mac Coinnich (University of Glasgow)
Episode 4: We find a 14 year old Anna Fraser contemplating her future on the morning of her wedding in 1590. Struggling with the fact that she is to be used as a political pawn to unite two families, regardless of her future husbands recent trip to the dock in Edinburgh on witchcraft charges. Expert: Lousia