Time for Tatties, Wooden Ships and the Art of Hedgelaying
Scotland Outdoors
by BBC Radio Scotland
4d ago
Mark Stephen and Rachel Stewart with stories from the great outdoors ..read more
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Mountain Tales - Schiehallion
Scotland Outdoors
by BBC Radio Scotland
6d ago
Mark Stephen visits Schiehallion in Perthshire. Known as the hill of the wee folk, Mark meets those who live nearby and finds out what the iconic hill means to them ..read more
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Salmon, Osprey and a Self Build Plane
Scotland Outdoors
by BBC Radio Scotland
1w ago
Mark heads to Turriff to attend the 2024 opening of the River Deveron. He hears from Richie Miller of the Deveron District Salmon Fishery Board as well as John Beattie, who officially opens the salmon season. Rachel visits warden Jim Hughes who is celebrating 25 years in post at the Balgavies Loch nature reserve in Angus, to chat about the most memorable moment of his career. It has been 6 years since the community buy-out of the Isle of Ulva in the Inner Hebrides. In the first episode of her podcast, Now Where, May Robson visits the island to find out how the community is faring. Returning to ..read more
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Galloway Scots Scriever
Scotland Outdoors
by BBC Radio Scotland
1w ago
Rachel Stewart meets Susi Briggs, the newly appointed Scots Scriever. The National Library of Scotland revealed that Susi would be the Galloway Scots Scriever in November 2023. Susi is a poet, author, storyteller, musician and podcaster with a passion for the Scots language. In her new role, she will be tasked with creating original written work in Scots. Rachel visited her in Gatehouse of Fleet to find out how her local landscape and love of nature has inspired her creative work over the years. One of her commissions included a poetic response to the work of Nan Shepherd. Susi hopes to raise ..read more
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Flamingos, Fedges and Newfoundland Rescue Dogs
Scotland Outdoors
by BBC Radio Scotland
2w ago
If you added up all the land currently forming playgrounds and playing fields around Scotland’s schools, it would be roughly the same size as Dundee. Most of that is tarmac or grass cut short for sports but as Helen Needham discovered when she visited Levenmouth High School in Buckhaven in Fife, it’s possible for schools to use some of their land in a different way to improve biodiversity and benefit learning and wellbeing. Two rare needlework samplers thought to have been embroidered by Robert Burns’s sister and mother have been returned to the poet’s birthplace thanks to an American donor. R ..read more
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Imbolc, Natural Burial and Swimming in Cellardyke
Scotland Outdoors
by BBC Radio Scotland
3w ago
Mark visits Aviemore Bikes to hear about a scheme encouraging locals to take up the use of an e-bike free of charge. He hears who has been using them and why. This week’s Scotland’s Outdoors podcast features cellist Jessica Kerr telling Helen Needham about her project ‘Stories of People and Trees’. She’s been gathering stories relating to trees and has commissioned some new music inspired by them. We hear an excerpt where they admire the trees in Maxwell Park in Glasgow. Back in lockdown in 2020, a seawater pool in the East Neuk of Fife started to experience a bit of a revival. Rachel went for ..read more
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Stories and Music About People and Trees with Cellist Jessica Kerr
Scotland Outdoors
by BBC Radio Scotland
3w ago
Helen Needham hears about some special trees from musician Jessica Kerr ..read more
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Wildcats, Caves and a Honey Sommelier
Scotland Outdoors
by BBC Radio Scotland
1M ago
Rachel ventures into the sea caves at East Wemyss in Fife to hear about how coastal erosion is threatening the Pictish carvings on their walls. Last summer, the Saving Wildcats project released 19 cats in the Cairngorms as part of efforts to prevent the species becoming extinct. Mark visits the Highland Wildlife Park where the next kittens that will be released have been bred, to hear about how the project is going. We’ve all heard of wine tasting but have you ever thought of giving honey tasting a bash? In our latest Scotland Outdoors podcast, Rachel tries her hand at it under the tutelage of ..read more
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Honey tasting in Edinburgh
Scotland Outdoors
by BBC Radio Scotland
1M ago
Rachel meets Dr Gino Jabbar from Simply Honey in Edinburgh. He is a honey producer and sommelier and runs classes introducing people to the art of honey tasting. He believes that honey is a "taste of the landscape" and there are marked differences in the taste of the product depending on the season and location of the bees. He invites Rachel to sample different products and explains how different plants and trees influence the taste ..read more
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Snow, River Management and the Perthshire Creative Trail
Scotland Outdoors
by BBC Radio Scotland
1M ago
Perthshire is known for its big trees and stunning countryside, and it is also home to a large number of artists. Rachel hears about the Perthshire Creative Trail which has been established to encourage people to explore the great outdoors while soaking up some art at the same time. She meets one of the organisers and an artist involved. Mark meets Mike Scotland, the founder of Community cleanUP. The Aberdeen-based group organises litter-picks to clean up the city. But as Mark hears, starting to litter-pick has literally been a lifesaver for Mike. In this week’s Scotland Outdoors podcast, Mark ..read more
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