National Trust for Scotland
In the first of a three part mini-series Dougie goes behind the scenes at the National Trust for Scotland to find out how they go about repairing and maintaining the 1600 buildings in their care. This week Dougie is at Hill of Tarvit in Fife to meet the NTS’s Head of Buildings, Bryan Dickson,
The storms that lashed the country during the winter were the worst we have experienced for over a decade. In the central belt alone 80% of the Forestry Commission annual harvest was blown down. Euan takes to the skies to assess the damage and find out how the Forestry Commission will go about clearing the devastation.
Nick Cook’s Oysters
Earlier in the programme Dougie visited the Loch Ryan Oyster fishery but couldn’t bring himself to taste a raw Oyster. Back on dry land Nick prepares an Oyster dish to try to change Dougie’s mind.
Loch Ryan Oysters
The Loch Ryan Oyster fishery is the only wild oyster fishery surviving in Britain.
After centuries of over fishing and industrial development the native oyster is either extinct in many places, or exists in such small numbers that harvesting them is not commercially viable. The oyster fishery in Loch Ryan is a managed wild fishery, having remained in the possession of the Wallace family since 1701 when the oyster beds were given to them by King William III.
One Hundred years after Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole, Sarah Mack visits Glen Prosen where much of the expedition was planned. Scott visited his Chief scientist, Edward Wilson who was temporarily living in Glen Prosen while studying a mysterious disease that was devastating Grouse populations across the country. In the Glen Sarah meets Antarctic Historian, Dr David Wilson, great-nephew of Edward Wilson.
- Dougie Vipond
- Series Producer
- Simon Cousins
- Nick Nairn
- Euan McIlwraith
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