iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for 01/12/2012

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

01/12/2012

Duration:
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.

Broadcasts

Out of Doors - On Facebook

Mark Stephen and Helen Needham

Get the latest behind-the-scenes news and photos on our Facebook page.

Free download

  1. Image for Scotland Outdoors

    Scotland Outdoors

    Your free, weekly, pocket guide to the Scottish outdoors. A flavour of the countryside in 15…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.