A collection of the swims that appeared in BBC ALBA's wild swimming series Dhan Uisge, with Calum Maclean.
Dhan Uisge came about as a result of my social media series "Wild Swimming in Scotland." I documented, in my own style, places at which I swim. Some of the videos were very popular, leading to a commission from BBC ALBA for a series of shorts.
Limitations of filming meant we were restricted to a degree but I tried to choose a location of every kind: rivers, lochs, beaches...even a cave!
I hope you enjoy visiting the spots: I hope some are new to you, and you pick up some Gaelic along the way! :)
Although it is not spoken today in the same number it once was, the fact that the vast majority of place-names are (bad!) anglicisations of Gaelic, lets you understand more about the land.
Dhan Uisge - roughly translates as Towards/Into Water.