The Bocuse d’Or is one of the world's most prestigious cooking competitions and is frequently referred to as the culinary equivalent of the Olympic Games. This year Scottish produce was high on the list of key ingredients competitors were to prepare, as Dougie Vipond found out.
Between 1924 and 1931 Orkney was the site of an engineering feat known as the greatest salvage achievement in maritime history. Ernest Cox lead a mammoth operation to recover the German fleet scuttled at Scapa Flow; something the British Admiralty claimed could not be achieved. Euan McIlwraith visits Hoy to trace the story.
Musical Landscapes: Macpherson's Rant
Musician Paul Anderson begins a new series of features exploring how the landscape has inspired some of our best known music. He begins in Moray and Banffshire with the tale behind the tune ‘MacPherson’s Rant’.
Despite its protective camouflage the mountain hare is increasingly coming under attack. Dougie Vipond investigates why the population has declined in recent years and whether the culling of mountain hares can be justified.
Rowett Institute: The Carnegie Study
Nick Nairn reports from Aberdeen’s Rowett Institute, which has been at the forefront of scientific achievement in the study of nutrition for nearly 100 years. Nick looks at the Carnegie Study, published 70 years ago, in which 1300 households across the UK were asked to keep detailed food diaries in a bid to ascertain the health of the nation. How will Nick’s modern diet compare to those in the study?
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- Simon Cousins
- Dougie Vipond
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