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1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 01 December 2012

A special programme featuring five of the winners from our My Favourite Place writing competition, as part of Book Week Scotland.

Mark Stephen joins the writers at the special places which inspired them to take pen to paper, including a tumbledown cottage in Argyll, a nunnery on Iona, a loch at Rannoch Moor and the island of South Rona. Plus Euan takes a ride with the Mobile Library Man of Assynt, as he sings his way from village to village.

  • Rannoch Sunset

    GP, Peter Ewing, writes about his favourite place at Loch Laidon on Rannoch Moor.

  • From Iona with Answered Prayers

    Keith Roberts at the Bay at the Back of the Ocean on Iona, one of the places he writes about in his My Favourite Place story.

  • The Mobile Library Man of Assynt

    Howard Swindells sings about his favourite place, which is in the North West Highlands.

  • On Considering a Tumbledown at Leac Na Ban

    Alex Hamilton loves the place where he lives in Argyll, and was moved to write about its history.

  • Island of South Rona - My Favourite Place

    Valerie McIlreavy writes a poem about the remote island of South Rona, which lies off Skye.


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