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1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 11 August 2012

Nineteen years ago, the Lyme Bay kayaking disaster triggered laws that still govern outdoor activity centres today. But the future of adventure licensing is now in doubt after the UK government announced it wanted to abolish the legislation. Industry insiders in Scotland agree the current laws aren't fit for purpose. But will we see England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland go in different directions? And what do parents think of deregulation? Euan McIlwraith investigates.

And there's another chance to hear a very special edition of Out of Doors....The archipelago of St Kilda has been described as the 'edge of the world'. Join Mark and Euan as they set sail for these islands to learn about a new project which aims to digitally laser scan the World Heritage Site, which lies 41 miles off the Scottish mainland.

  • Leaving St Kilda

    Leaving St Kilda

    A view from the boat as Euan and Mark left St Kilda

  • The land that time forgot

    The land that time forgot

    St Kilda from the boat.


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