Available Now on the BBC iPlayer

People may sometimes recognise the faces on our Scottish banknotes - for that reason - because they’re on the money that we spend.  But, apart from the usual suspects, like Walter Scott, Robert Burns and Robert the Bruce, many of us have no idea who half of them are, or of their extraordinary impact on the world. 

Chris McQueer, author of the cult classic, Hings, is on a mission to change this.  In his first documentary, the rising star explores the lives of some of the great Scots who have been deemed noteworthy.  He also sets himself a challenge to create his very own banknote, featuring some of his heroes and the landscapes that inspire him as he travels around Scotland.  

We made this uplifting film with Chris last summer when we couldn't have imagined what kind of summer we would all be facing this year.  We really hope that it brings a wee smile to your faces and lifts your spirits during these difficult times.  

Stay Safe.  Stay Well.  Stay Positive. 




TEAM TIBET is a remarkable story of courage; of physical, mental and spiritual exhaustion, with a drive to cross the finish line stronger than that of any Olympian. 

Tibet cannot take part in the Olympics as it is not recognised as a sovereign state by the International Olympic Committee so, in an act of defiance and solidarity, a group of young Tibetan refugees held their own.

Their stories weave through the physical and emotional exhaustion of Olympic events, held in the foothills of the Himalayas in India. 

For them, it is bigger than the Games - it’s a race for life. 






Our team has decades of broadcast and journalism experience.

We have produced outstanding multi-genre documentaries across factual, history, arts, current affairs & wildlife.


We have developed and
produced documentaries for UK
and international broadcasters, including the BBC, BBC Worldwide, Channel 4, Discovery, ITV,
NBC & Sky.


Our credits include Noteworthy with Chris McQueer, TEAM TIBETThis Farming Life, CoppersClare Balding's Britain By Bike, Alan Cumming's Edge Of Scotland, Orkney: When The Boat Comes In, Exposure: Forced To Marry, Dispatches: Britain On BenefitsBannatyne Takes On Big Tobacco, The Scots Who Found The Modern World, Simon King's Shetland Diaries, Passions: Muriel Spark by Ian Rankin

Passions: Ivor Cutler by KT Tunstall.



We are excited to announce that our most recent production, Noteworthy with Chris McQueer, is currently available on the BBC iPlayer. 

Later this summer two films made by our team will be shown on the newly launched Sky Arts channel, as part of their brilliant Passions strand.  They are Muriel Spark by Ian Rankin and Ivor Cutler by KT Tunstall.  

Look out for TEAM TIBET, the feature length documentary from

Elephant Shoe Films.  It is currently screening at film festivals around the world.



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