ARRAN will be a feature on a new series of ‘The People’s History Show’ with the story of the Machrie Moor stone circles.

The Isle of Eigg, Stirling, Glasgow, Shetland, and Peterhead will also feature in a new series of the show which explores the tales of Scotland’s past in nine brand new episodes which started on Monday.

Fronted by presenter and journalist Sarah Mack and historian and adventurer Ashley Cowie, the series looks back in time to discover the places and people that make up Scotland’s shared social history.

Historian Fergus Sutherland travels to Arran to unravel the 5000 year old mystery of the mysterious Machrie Moor stone circles.

The new series will also feature some of the most fascinating events, places and personalities in Scottish history, including the 16th century Massacre of Eigg, the slaying of almost the entire population of MacDonald clansmen by their enemies, the Macleods of Skye; and the battle of Langside in Glasgow.

Presenter Ashley Cowie meets historians and metal detectorists in Stirling who claim to have found the real location for the Battle of Bannockburn and viewers will learn more about Shetland’s annual Up Helly AA festival and its origin.

STV2’s Angus Simpson tells the story of the U1206, a German submarine which sank eight miles off the coast of Peterhead in 1945.

Presenter Ashley Cowie said: “The new episodes of The People’s History Show digs really deep into Scotland’s lesser known past and we’ve filmed some very inspirational, awe-inspiring and emotional stories featuring the blood, sweat and tears of the people who built our nation.”

Sarah Mack said: “It has been a fantastic opportunity to work on a series that never ceases to amaze me with the weird, wonderful and sometimes gruesome history it explores. No matter where you live in this great country we want to encourage you to scratch the surface and take a closer look because you never know what tales and adventures you might unearth right on your doorstep.”

The series will also be available to watch live or for catch-up on the STV Player.