BBC Scottish locations featured on interactive maps

An interactive map showcases 13 locations in Scotland that have shaped the BBC’s history.

of the broadcaster marking its centennial, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has worked with its partners across the UK to select 100 buildings and sites that have defined coverage. network.

From the inspiration for Dr Who’s Tardis, to CBBC’s Balamory filming location, Scottish landscapes and architecture have had a profound impact on the BBC’s 100-year history.

The map provides details of the colorful facades of Main Street in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, which is famous as the inspiration for the popular children’s TV show.

The police box in Glasgow’s Buchanan Street, just one of four left in the city, is known as the Tardis.


Lodberrie in Shetland serves as the home of Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez in the crime drama Shetland (Mark Mainz/BBC)

Lodberrie in Shetland, built as merchant stations and now best known as the home of Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez from the BBC television series Shetland, is also featured.

The map looks at four main themes – the shows that bring us together, iconic broadcasting buildings, cutting-edge technology and the people behind the locations.

Dara Parsons, head of designations at HES, said: “Scottish’s iconic built heritage has played a major role in some of the BBC’s most beloved programmes, and we are delighted. while being able to work with our partners across the UK to shine a spotlight on some of the special buildings and locations throughout this project. “

Robert Seatter, head of BBC History, said: “In our centennial year, we are delighted to be working with national history partners to explore the BBC’s presence across the UK. England, from Poldark at Port Charlestown in Cornwall to the home of DI Jimmy Perez in Lerwick, Shetland.


Map highlighting Tobermory on Mull, where Balamory was filmed (Alamy/PA)

“Along with popular TV venues, we showcase BBC buildings and technical centers that have become landmarks onscreen and offscreen, straight into the nation’s living room and connected to wider world”.

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UK Heritage Secretary Lord Kamall said: “From the world’s first radio factory in Chelmsford to the Serious Ballroom to Dancing in Blackpool, the BBC has played a central role in broadcasting and our national life for more than 100 years.

“It’s great to see so many places that are important to the BBC’s heritage recognized and celebrated on this map, and helping people learn more about their local history.”

Other locations include the home of John Logie Baird, the inventor and pioneer of television born in Helensburgh in 1888.

The radio house was in use in Glasgow from 1935 to 2007, along with radio 5SC – Scotland’s first official radio station – which broadcast from the city’s Bath Street in 1923. BBC Scottish locations featured on interactive maps

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