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The Scottish Island That Won The Lottery

There are few places as remote as the Isle of North Uist. Almost as close to Iceland as London, North Uist's one and a half thousand islanders are famed for self-sufficiency and resourcefulness. Not much changes here. Until last year, when these islanders lucked out, winning a three-million-pound lottery windfall. This film follows fisherman Donald, crofter Attar, postmistress Pamela, peat cutter Duncan and whisky distillery entrepreneurs Kate and Jonny as they deal with their bonanza. In a rural idyll, where you already have everything you need, what happens when the lottery comes to town?



Title
The Scottish Island That Won The Lottery
Entry Category
Single Documentary
Produced By
SPECKY PRODUCTIONS
Producer
Anne-Claire Pilley
Directed By
Ben Mann
Production Partners
FIRECREST FILMS
Broadcaster
CHANNEL 4