6 Downton Abbey. Acclaimed television drama series broadcast on ITV in the UK between 2010 and 2015. A film under the same title and that continued the story was released in 2019. Created and written by Julian Fellowes. The show is set on an English estate although trips to relatives on their Scottish estate were included in the narrative. I am taking the liberty of using this media production as an example because it represents the myth so publicly. However, there is plenty of evidence that the myth is alive and well among Scottish landowners..