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06/04/2013

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 06 April 2013

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.

  • Caleb George Cash

    Caleb George Cash

    Victorian mountaineer, teacher and pioneering naturalist

  • Sue Morris on Ben Venue

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    Exploring one of the mountains on Caleb's List

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