At the start of the 19th century, everything familiar was swept away. People fled from the countryside into the industrial towns of Scotlands Central Belt. Rural workers became factory workers - in some of the worst conditions in Europe. This new Scotland became a seedbed of revolution. But it wasnt just force that kept the Scottish people in their place, it was fantasy. Neil Oliver reveals how Sir Walter Scott created so powerful a myth, it haunts the Scots collective imagination to this day.

Film Duration: 59 min