A History of Scotland - Season 2, Episode 3
  • Episode Title: The Price of Progress
  • Episode Run Time: 60
  • Episode Air Date: 2009-11-22 21:00
  • Episode Summary: Through the winning and losing of an American empire and the impact of the Scottish Enlightenment, Neil Oliver reveals how in the second half of the 18th century Scotland was transformed from a poor northern backwater with a serious image problem into one of the richest nations on Earth. This was the dawn of the modern age when Scotland made its mark on the world by exporting its most valuable commodities - people and ideas.