Highland estate to host reality TV series

ONE of Scotland’s most spectacular castles and country estates is opening its doors to ‘city slickers’ for a brand-new reality TV series produced for stv and Sky Travel by SMG Productions, makers of hit dramas, Taggart and Rebus.

Says stv: “Six lucky urban dwellers will take on the challenge of a lifetime during a two week summer stay at Atholl Estates – a spectacular Scottish Highland country estate with an iconic 700 year-old castle at its centre. But for these city-goers, this will be no easy task.”

The participants will face everything from stag hunting, fishing and farming to tour guiding and cookery. The programme’s producers are currently looking to recruit volunteers.

Adds series producer, Julie Grant: “If you can’t wait to swap your fast-paced city life for a new experience in the countryside, get in touch.”