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Michael Portillo: Great British Railway Journeys – #21/25 – S02E21 – Ayr to Paisley

19/05/2022

Michael Portillo – Great British Railway Journeys – this is a great series. .

Portillo’s enthusiasm is infectious and fun.

This Episode

Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw’s Victorian Railway Guidebook. Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country to see how the railways changed us and what remains of Bradshaw’s Britain, as he journeys up the West Coast of Scotland from Ayr to Skye.

Michael visits the home town of Robbie Burns and discovers how to make haggis. He discovers how the game of golf transformed Prestwick ,and uncovers the story of the great Victorian tartan hoax in Prestwick.

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