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1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 20 April 2013

Two months on from the Raasay sporting rights controversy, Mark Stephen finds out why many crofters on the island are still not happy with the options offered to them. But why won't they consider a community buy-out?

Euan McIlwraith traces the roots of the NHS to the 1913 Highlands and Islands Medical Service - and finds out why so many GP posts in rural Scotland are currently unfilled.

Watching otters play on the Argyll coast with film-maker John Aitchison.

Exploring Scotland's pinewoods and their link with an ancient landscape.

How John Muir's love of nature was rooted in his Dunbar childhood.

Painting wildlife on the Tentsmuir nature reserve.

Plus, Mark tries - and fails - at archery.

And how do you cook bacon on a camping stove without burning it?

  • View from the otter hide

    View from the otter hide

    Looking for otters on the Taynish nature reserve in Argyll.

  • Greenlink Health Walk

    Greenlink Health Walk

    The group ready for their walk from Motherwell on the Greelink path.


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