British journalist, author and “adventurer” Ben Fogle embarks on a very personal pilgrimage in the new four-part series “The Scottish Islands with Ben Fogle,” which Rae Cultura offers from Sunday 8 May at 9.15pm on Rai5. Fogle sets sail from the magical Hebrides to the wild Shetland Islands and the Inner Hebrides, visit the island of Iona (as she also called her daughter) and learn how the legacy of the Celtic saint inspires people. Then visit the ruins of the 1300 year old temple and spend time in contemplation alone. He then returns to Tarnase, the island he had lived on for a year, for a TV show 20 years earlier; learns the sanctity of the Sabbath from local people who have a strong sense of their faith; Meets a Muslim whose move to the Isle of Harris 20 years ago drew him closer to God. In the Southern Outer Hebrides he analyzes the depth of feelings the local Catholic still has for a priest who died 100 years ago and discovers what his sweater is like by hand-crafted gansi fishermen living dangerously on these islands. inspired by. In the Shetlands, Ben meets a pagan, a nun living a remote monastic life, and a couple who became Christians when they moved there after living as hippies.
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