In Scotland you are never more than six feet away from a ginger.

Scotland, with 13%, has the highest concentration of redheads per head of population anywhere in the world.

But behind the statistics lies a fascinating story that involves everyone from scientists to supermodels, that’s fired the imagination of rappers and animators, and that’s inspired campaigners and radio DJ’s. It’s a story about evolution, genetics, the complexity of prejudice, the roots of identity, and EVEN the threat of extinction.

With contributions from:

Taggart’s Colin McCreadie, Big Brother’s Jon Loughton, MSP Alasdair Allan, MP Ed Balls and celebrity hairdresser Taylor Ferguson