CLYDEBANK is set to feature in a new BBC programme showcasing a mix of aviation adventure and historical detective work.

Presenter James Crawford takes to the air to explore the country’s cities, towns and countryside in the series Scotland from the Sky.

Along the way, there are fascinating shots of the John Brown shipyards in the 1930s and the site of the old Singer factory.

Using rare archive from Scotland’s National Collection of Aerial Photography and graphics, places that exist only as photographs are brought back to life.

The archive, managed by Historic Environment Scotland, is a unique record of a century of change and shows how lives and communities on the ground have been transformed in dramatic ways.

Together with sweeping aerial shots from the current time, they tell the story of the making of a modern nation.

In the first episode of the three-part series, James discovers how the magical combination of powered flight and photography sparked a revolution that changed how the world was understood.

Beginning with the story of aerial photography itself, James takes to the air to discover forgotten factories, abandoned villages and secret military installations.

From the first pictures taken from First World War biplanes, to modern day drones and helicopters, the series tells the story of how Scotland’s countryside, communities and cities transformed in just a century.

The show kicks off on BBC One on Wednesday, May 16, at 9pm.