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A special programme exploring the life and work of the Victorian mountaineer, geographer and naturalist Caleb George Cash. Born in 1857, Cash worked his way out of an impoverished upbringing in Birmingham, ending up a respected teacher, writer and fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Guided by the author of Caleb's List Kellan MacInnes, Mark Stephen traces Caleb's life from the grand buildings of The Edinburgh Academy, to the gentle shores of Loch an Eilein, to the summit of a wild and wintry Ben Lomond.

And there's also another chance to hear a special feature on the history of salmon fishing on the River Clyde, as Euan McIlwraith discovers the long-established links between Glasgow and the fish.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 7 Apr 2013 11:05

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