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1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 02 June 2012

Dying towns and woeful broadband are just two things highlighted by a major study into the state of rural Scotland. Euan McIlwraith looks at the details of the report - and hears a call for the return of town councils.

Swimming pool saviours. A community group in Alva bought the town's swimming pool from the council for £1 to save it from demolition. But will the group ever be able to raise the funds needed to reopen it?

Mark Stephen explores the history of Govan in a walk around the area's most prominent landmarks.

Euan joins pupils from Banchory Academy on their self-powered journey across Scotland.

Plus, what the National Trust for Scotland is planning for the Ben Lawers and Meall nan Tarmachan range.

And Helen Needham finds out why you'd want to "adopt" a footpath.

  • Ben Lawers

    Ben Lawers

    The path through the visitor shielings near the old Ben Lawers Visitor Centre.

  • Ochil Leisure Centre

    Ochil Leisure Centre

    Helen Needham speaks to Gillian Watt from the Alva community, who have take over ownership of their local leisure centre.


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