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1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 18 May 2013

As the MoD withdraws plans to buy land at Cape Wrath, what does the future hold for the UK mainland's most northerly point?

Euan McIlwraith penetrates a wall of sound at the Inverurie poultry sale for some tips on buying your own hens.

The campaign to reinstate a railway line north of Aberdeen, decommissioned in the late 1970s.

A walk to Steall Falls with one of Scotland's longest-serving mountain guides. How was he first inspired to get outdoors?

Mark Stephen takes to the waters off Skye for a sea kayaking trip.

Why orienteering is a growing sport among all age groups in Scotland.

The evocative landscape poetry of Alec Finlay.

Plus, the sound of a pine marten chewing a peanut butter sandwich.

And birdsong bingo.

  • Steall meadows

    Steall meadows

    The pretty, but non-indigenous, daffodils near Steall Falls

  • Glenloy Lodge pine marten

    Glenloy Lodge pine marten

    Pine martens come to Glenloy Lodge every evening to eat food left out for them.


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