Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Saturday 30th May 2020 - 23:12:03

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Entertainment > Television > Scotland Revealed review

« Three Cheers for No-Ears reviewThree Cheers for No-EarsSkyline reviewSkyline »

Score: 6.5/10  [1 review]
2 out of 5
ProdID: 2866 - Scotland Revealed
Type of Show: Documentary Series

Scotland Revealed
Price:
$39.99
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Roadshow (NZ) Ltd

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
March 2011

Scotland Revealed product reviews

This high definition series is a celebration of the landscape of Scotland. Taking to the skies, the series travels by helicopter across Scotland capturing its beauty, its past and the wildlife that flourishes there. With this programme covering the Highlands, the Western Isles, the Towns and Cities, the Lowlands and Uplands, East Highlands and Grampian and the Far North, the series is a fascinating insight into the country and its natural beauty.

The Scottish Clans - Scottish clans (from Gaelic clan, "family"), give a sense of identity and shared descent to people in Scotland and to their relations throughout the world, with a formal structure of Clan Chiefs recognized by the court of the Lord Lyon, which acts as an authority concerning matters of heraldry and Coat of Arms. Each clan has its own tartan patterns, usually dating to the 19th century, and members of the clan may wear kilts, plaids, sashes, ties, scarves, or other items of clothing made of the appropriate tartan as a badge of membership and as a uniform where appropriate.

Scottish Verse to Landscape - The history of Scottish poetry includes the poetries of two languages, one in Gaelic and the other in English. The complex interplay between these two traditions, and between both of them and other poetries in English, has produced a body of work that is both rich in variety and beautiful to immerse in. Set to visually stunning landscape footage.

Check out Roadshow (NZ) Ltd onlineClick here to see all the listings for Roadshow (NZ) Ltd Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel



Tags:
clans   documentary   dvd   highlands   scotland
Other listings you may be interested in:
VolcanoVolcano
Rating: 9.3
4th Hooters Comedy Review4th Hooters Comedy Review
Rating: 8.3
Chuggington - Action StationsChuggington - Action Stations
Rating: 9.3
Chuggington - Wheels to the RailsChuggington - Wheels to the Rails
Rating: 9.3
Pie in the Sky - A Second HelpingPie in the Sky - A Second Helping
Rating: 7.3
The Politically Incorrect Guide to TeenagersThe Politically Incorrect Guide to Teenagers
Rating: 9.3
An Audience with Billy ConnollyAn Audience with Billy Connolly
Rating: 9.8
Numberjacks: Seaside AdventureNumberjacks: Seaside Adventure
Rating: 10.0
Underbelly - SquizzyUnderbelly - Squizzy
Rating: 10.0
Play School: Dress Up'sPlay School: Dress Up's
Rating: 8.5
Micro Monsters with David AttenboroughMicro Monsters with David Attenborough
Rating: 9.8
The Michael Jackson History ShowThe Michael Jackson History Show
Rating: 9.8
Orphan Black: Season FourOrphan Black: Season Four
Rating: 8.5

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of craftmadhermit

Review by: craftmadhermit (Tess)
Dated: 2nd of April, 2011

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 6.5/10
Storyline:
Score 7 out of 10
Actors / Animation:
Score 8 out of 10
Soundtrack:
Score 6 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 5 out of 10

I've always been rather fascinated with Scotland and its stunning scenery, so I was looking forward to checking out this set of 3 DVDs. Unfortunately, the first DVD is a rather dry, drab ramble through a breakdown of Scotland, looking at its major cities and how they've changed, the waterways, the abbeys and castles, etc, and I found it too dry and heavy to watch more than one episode at a time without being at risk of falling asleep. The enthusiasm of the host, geographer Vanessa Collingwood, was quite often over the top and somewhat sickening; the music was grating and downright cheesy in places; and although the scenery was indeed absolutely beautiful, there was barely anything that would be classed as "typically Scottish" in sight... tartans, bagpipes (bagpipe music would've been far more suitable for this dvd!), haggis etc. There was quite a bit of history in this DVD, but it definitely could've been put across in a far more interesting way.

The one disc I did actually enjoy would definitely have been the 2nd disc, which tells of the different Scottish Clans. It gives a bit of the history of each major clan, plus shows the meaning for each Clan name, and the plaid. The lilting scottish accent of the narrator was rather pleasant to listen to, and it was definitely the narration that was the more interesting part of this DVD. It makes for a good DVD to listen to while working, not one of those you need to sit and watch as well.

Not being one for poetry, I found the 3rd disc, filled with Scottish poetry, to also be rather dry, bland, and boring. If poetry is your thing, then you might enjoy this, with the gentle rolling rhyming lilt of the narrator, but if you're not, then don't bother with this disc, as it may just send you to sleep... possibly useful for those who have trouble getting to sleep at night though.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Entertainment'...

Score: 9.8
Product reviews for listing 6916: Outlander - Season One Volume Two -  Type of Show: Action/Drama/History

Product image for Outlander - Season One Volume TwoThe Epic Conclusion of the First Season

Outlander spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history and adventure as it follows Claire Randall, a married WWII combat nurse who mistakenly falls back in time to 1743.

As the season continues, Claire and Jamie's relationship is tested and Claire must reconcile her modern mindset with this 18th Century world. Ruthless Redcoats, volatile clan politics and brutal witch ... more...

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"I like to pick up hitchhikers. When they get in the car I say, "Put on your seat belt. I want to try something. I saw it once in a cartoon, but I think I can do it."
Steve Wright

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream