The ferry is an intrinsic part of life in many communities throughout Scotland. From large vessels to small motor boats, the ferries transport people, goods and livestock from islands and peninsulas, providing a crucial connection with mainland Scotland.
Over a year, this series follows the people that run and use Scotland’s ferries, often in the most beautiful scenic areas of Scotland. From family run businesses to large corporations, all striving to deliver the best service, despite the daily challenges of weather, timetables and engineering problems. From holiday travellers to commuters and school children, the ferry is vital to people for all sorts of reasons.
Commissioned by MacTV for BBC Alba, the music for Ferry Tales evokes the rolling landscape of the seas around Scotland using traditional arrangements and instruments, married to a modern production sensibility. The series has been regularly repeated since its initial broadcast in 2011.