Episode 1

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Landward, 2012/2013 Episode 1 of 26

Duration: 30 minutes

The team returns to explore the great Scottish countryside.

Dougie Vipond visits Scotland's only wild oyster fishery and Nick Nairn tries to make the catch more appealing to the Scottish palate. Euan assesses the impact of the winter storms on Scotland's commercial forestry and Dougie begins a three-part series looking at the annual repair and maintenance work that takes place on National Trust for Scotland properties.

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Wed 4 Apr 2012 11:00 BBC Two Scotland only

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    The Loch Ryan Oyster fishery is the only wild oyster fishery surviving in Britain.
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Dougie Vipond
Series Producer
Simon Cousins
Nick Nairn
Euan McIlwraith


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