Easdale stone skimming documentary to air on new BBC channel

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The Island of Easdale will take centre stage on the new BBC Scotland channel, which launches this weekend.

On Monday February 24, a documentary entitled Sink or Skim will give viewers across Scotland an insight into the World Stone Skimming Championships, which take place on the island every year.

The renowned event sees hundreds of spectators and competitors from all over the world travel to Easdale.

With the coveted title of World Champion and the first Guinness World Record up for grabs, when the film was recorded in 2018, Sink or Swim delves deep into what it takes to be a top skimmer  in the biggest year in the history of the sport.

Branded as ‘a channel for modern Scotland’, the BBC Scotland channel will host a wide range of different shows from dramas to documentaries, and comedies to current affairs.

Other documentaries in the opening week include films on Asian weddings in Scotland, the freestyle dancing craze, and  Scottish vlogger Jamie Genevieve.

And viewers are in for a treat on Sunday with the channel’s launch. There will be an ‘iconic’ episode of Still Game, as well as A Night at the Theatre with Scots comedian Iain Stirling.

As well as being available on Sky and other television platforms, viewers will also be able to catch up with missed content on BBC iPlayer.

The new channel is also good news for football fans. The channel is to be the new home of exclusive SPFL Championship coverage, with Sportscene covering the Morton v Falkirk game on Friday February 28.