BBC Springwatch 2008

The Springwatch team will visit Badenoch and Strathspey in May this year after their very succesful visit to Islay in May 2007. Springwatch certainly boosted tourism on Islay and the effects of that will probably, and hopefully, last a long time. Today the Strathspey Herald reported that the Springwatch crew, including Simon King, will visit their area in May. A quote:

One of the BBC's best loved TV shows will be broadcasting live from Badenoch and Strathspey for three weeks later this year – and its stars will be attempting to hunt down the elusive Scottish wildcat amongst other things. Over four million viewers are expected to tune in every night when the BBC Springwatch series, hosted by Bill Oddie, the ex-Goodie who has become Britain's most famous birdwatcher, the equally well-known host Kate Humble and wildlife expert Simon King, returns to the screen in May. Roving reporter King (picture), who was on location in Islay last year, will be providing regular updates of wildlife goings-on from the strath, whilst his co-presenters will be based in Norfolk. Show spokesman Ben Aviss said: "Badenoch and Strathspey's rich variety of endangered wildlife and the friendly community atmosphere are two of the many factors that have drawn the Springwatch team here.

Perhaps some day Springwatch will return to Islay but for now we have to wait untill May and see the show from a whole different and also very beautiful part of Scotland which is also known as "Monarch of the Glen Country", named after the BBC Series, and includes places such as Aviemore and the Cairngorm Mountains.

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