|What the cast and crew say|
Some of the comments made by members of the cast and production team say more about our beautiful area than we could - a few of their comments are repeated here...Barbara McKissack - Head of Drama, BBC Scotland
"The landscape is like another character. Its very grandeur tells viewers what's at stake for Archie. It's so mesmerisingly beautiful, it just gets to you. It has an absolute magic about it; even if you're only there for a few hours, it affects you, it's like a balm....."
Michael Chaplin - Writer
Richard Briers (Hector MacDonald)
Susan Hampshire (Molly MacDonald)
"The local people are absolutely lovely, and the air is wonderful. Think what it is doing for our health. In the first two days here, I felt drunk because the air was so pure. It's stress-free up here. We seem far removed from the nasty bits of life. We're in our own bit of paradise"
Alastair Mackenzie (Archie MacDonald) ...on travelling by sleeper from London to Newtonmore .....
"Spending time there has rekindled the fire for me. I've fallen head over heels in love with the Highlands..... The landscape is so powerful, it's like another leading character in the drama. There's something out there that's so overwhelmingly beautiful it's beyond our control..... It gives your soul space to breathe. With its sense of history and magnificence, it has a fairytale quality to it. Monarch of the Glen reflects the vastness and the magnitude of that countryside. God is in those hills. If I were called upon to create a religion, I'd base it on mountains."
Dawn Steele (Lexie)