Television weatherman Sean Batty has been braving the windiest conditions in the UK, to film an episode of a new STV show with the Western Isles as the star performer.

On Friday (15th February) the islands feature in a show exploring how weather impacts on the Outer Hebrides and its people.

For the special edition of The Weather Show, Sean examines how weather shapes island lives, and asks what challenges lie ahead as the planet warms up. He journeys from Oban to Barra to find out how weather conditions impacts on ferry travel.

In South Uist, Sean learns about the restoration of the landscape, before heading to Benbecula where fierce weather is threatening the runway at the airport

Later, Sean gets his hands and feet dirty in some of the peat moorlands of the Isle of Harris, visits Callanish and meets Stornoway crofter and musician Colin Macleod to hear how weather shapes his life and music.

Finally, Sean reaches the most northern tip of the Outer Hebrides - the lighthouse at the Butt of Lewis - known as the windiest place in the UK.

Sean said: "The people here live in one of Scotland’s most exposed areas and there is a real sense of community as they cope with the ever-changing weather conditions. There is a lot of work being done to protect the islands for future generations - from tree planting to fighting back against coastal erosion."

The Weather Show in the Outer Hebrides is on STV on Friday at 8pm.

Pictures show Sean Batty at Barra airport (STV) and the Butt of Lewis lighthouse (Neil Wright, Northern Lighthouse Board Technician).