It is one of the most influential novels of the past 200 years, now a new BBC ALBA documentary explores how the roots of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein - and its monster - can be traced to Scotland.
Sàr-sgeòil: Frankenstein, produced by Caledonia TV for BBC ALBA’s literary series, explores the origins of Shelley’s iconic book.
First published anonymously in 1818, Frankenstein is believed to have been heavily influenced by Shelley’s time in Dundee and includes a journey to Orkney.
While the connection to the Northern Isles is undeniable, as Victor Frankenstein creates a new monster on a remote, isolated island in an attempt to right the wrongs of his first creature; the ties to the City of Discovery are more cryptic.
Photo above - Presenter Cathy MacDonald on Dundee's famous Frankensteins steps