There’s a lot of wildlife endemic to Scotland which simply does not exist south of the border. The Capercaillie, the Scottish Wildcat, the Golden Eagle, the White-Tailed Sea Eagle, Reindeer (yes, you read that right), Black Grouse, Ptarmigan – the list can and does go on.
Going to Scotland is becoming an annual thing for us. While October is not particularly cold in England, it’s when the weather really changes in Scotland, so we didn’t really want to take a tent. A friend put me in touch with her friend, who by chance had just bought one.
In order to film The Clowns of the Sea, the National Trust and Natural England kindly allowed us to film these comical little birds on the Farne Islands in Northumberland in May 2015. In many places – including along the Northumberland coast near the Farne Islands – puffins have become an icon of the seaside.