Having started filming 16 months ago, we’re now just a couple of days away from the first airing of ‘An Lot’. I am excited, and also quite anxious. I’m more than comfortable in front of the camera, although this is a little different. Usually, I am talking about a third party, but not this time. This time I am opening myself up to the big bad world!
To date, I have seen (and added my voice to) the first four episodes. The final two will be completed on Monday, the same day the first one is broadcast. I am delighted with how they have come together; Director Neil and Editor Paul have done a power of work, while locked away in a studio for the past couple of months. I think I come across as myself, which is one of the things that I was hoping for, and I feel the series gives you a true taste of what crofting is like; full of highs and lows, not just a romantic image.
Filming started in July 2014 and follows the arrival of the 300 chickens, ups and downs of the sheep, my family and has plenty laughs. I think the parts with Innes and Martin will make quite a few of you laugh!
Anyway, the series starts on Monday at 8.30 on BBC Alba. You can get more info on the BBC website – or you can ask me! Hope you watch and I hope you enjoy!