Scotland

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Ident for BBC Scotland repeat screening of Planet of the Daleks on BBC2 in 1993

SCOTLAND is part of the United Kingdom. As such, it receives BBC transmissions from London.

However, from time to time the network's regional output station BBC Scotland altered its TV schedules to make way for local and alternative programming, and Doctor Who was sometimes shown at times that were different to the rest of the network:


BBC2 Scotland Idents and logos

Scotland in Doctor Who

General References

  • The Inspector at the Liverpool police station asks the Doctor if he is Scottish (The Daleks' Master Plan)
  • The Highlanders is set in and around Culloden Moor and Inverness, and features many Scottish characters, such as Alexander, Jamie, MacKay, Colin McLaren, and his daughter Kirsty
  • The Doctor's companion Jamie McCrimmon (played by the English-born Frazer Hines) was a Highlander; the Doctor wanted to be taught how to play the bagpipes
  • Colonel / later Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (Nicholas Courtney) was of Scottish descent
  • Jamie sees a misty image of his homeland in The Mind Robber
  • Jamie is returned to his home in The War Games
  • Jo phones and speaks with Mr Campbell in UNIT's Scientific Supplies section, calling him a "dolly Scotsman" in Terror of the Autons
  • The Highlands of Scotland are mentioned, and Grover says there were RAF early warning stations in Scotland (Invasion of the Dinosaurs)
  • Terror of the Zygons is set in and around Loch Ness and the (fictional) village of Tullock, with characters such as the Duke of Forgill, the Caber, Sister Lamont, Angus McRanald - and Nessie!
  • The Doctor dropped off Sarah Jane Smith in what he thought was South Croydon; it was actually Aberdeen (The Hand of Fear)
  • The Doctor tells Leela he has been to Aberdeen, aka the Granite City - see above! (Horror of Fang Rock)
  • The absent portrait of Lady Morgana Montcalm was by the Scottish painter Ramsey (The Stones of Blood)
  • The Doctor met HG Wells in the highlands of Scotland not far from Inverness; the Borad was sent through the Timelash to Loch Ness
  • The seventh Doctor wore a Paisley scarf

Cast / Crew


New Series (Cast /Crew)

  • Steven Moffat was born in Paisley
  • John Barrowman (Capt Jack Harkness) was born in Glasgow
  • David Tennant was born (as David McDonald) in Bathgate
  • Karen Gillan was born in Inverness
  • Peter Capaldi was born in Glasgow
  • Michelle Gomez was born in Glasgow


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