LINE of Duty star Martin Compston visited Toddleburn Wind Farm in the Scottish Borders recently to film a segment for the forthcoming final episode of Martin Compston’s Scottish Fling  currently broadcasting on the BBC Scotland channel and BBC Two, across the UK.

This was no normal visit however, as Martin and his fellow presenter and friend Phil MacHugh had the opportunity to visit the top of one of the twelve Siemens turbines situated at the site between the villages of Heriot and Oxton.

The whole visit was conducted under the watchful eye of the team with film photography being carried out via drone, traditional TV, and Go-Pro cameras.

Executive Producer of Martin Compston’s Scottish Fling David Marshall said: “It was great to receive such a warm welcome from the team at Toddleburn.

“We had a lot of fun on this shoot, and I know that Martin and Phil really enjoyed their day too.

“The final piece in the episode comes with something of surprise moment for Phil which I’m sure everyone at SSE will enjoy watching.

“It was clear that everyone presents priority was the safety of the presenters and the crew and I want to thank the team there for their outstanding professionalism.”

SSE Renewables Onshore Wind Farm Regional Manager Roy Sloane oversaw the filming with colleagues on the day. He said: “It is wonderful to be able to show off what we do in a different kind of media from the usual trade or local newspapers and to bring SSE Renewables’ work to a new audience.

“We had a great day hosting Martin and Phil at Toddleburn back in April. It was something different from the normal workday and I know the team enjoyed getting involved and helping with the filming.

“I’m proud of the professionalism of our team. Safety was paramount throughout the filming and hopefully that becomes obvious when colleagues watch the programme.”

Throughout the six-part series, Martin and Phil have travelled the length and breadth of Scotland encountering different people and adventures along the way.

“Their journey culminates in the last episode featuring Toddleburn Wind Farm and the Scottish Lowlands as they make their way to Martin’s hometown of Greenock.

You can watch the full series so far on BBC iPlayer with the Lowlands episode broadcasting for the first time on Thursday October 13 on the BBC Scotland channel at 10pm and across the UK on BBC Two at 9.30pm on Friday October 14.