PAISLEY weatherman Sean Batty has embarked on a tour of the Western Isles for a new television show which focuses on how the climate shapes people’s lives.

Sean, best known for presenting weather forecasts on STV, signed up for a special programme that sees him travel from Barra to the most northern tip of Isle of Lewis.

He sets out to learn about the impact the weather has on these remote communities and asks which challenges lie ahead for them as climate change takes its toll.

Viewers of The Weather Show can follow Sean as he discovers a church with a unique history on the island of Vatersay, learns about the restoration of the landscape on South Uist and heads to Benbecula, where fierce weather is threatening the runway at the island’s airport.

Continuing his journey, he gets his hands and feet dirty in the peatlands on Isle of Harris and visits the world-famous Standing Stones of Callanish, on Lewis.

He also meets Stornoway crofter and musician Colin Macleod to hear how weather shapes his life.

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.”

Born in Paisley, Sean attended the town's Castlehead High School and went on to study Meteorology at the University of Reading.

His interest in meteorology began as a young boy, when he was given a BBC weather kit as a birthday gift.

Sean also took on the role of weather forecaster for the school newspaper

STV recently announced a major investment in its weather service to ensure the best coverage for viewers.

The Weather Show is the first in a series of half-hour documentaries being produced by the team at STV News to cover a range of issues in 2019.

It can be seen on STV on Friday, February 15, starting at 8pm.