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Episode 23

Landward, 2013/2014 Episode 23 of 26

Scotland's countryside magazine featuring farming, wildlife and environment.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 1 Dec 2013 17:30
BBC Two Scotland only

Mull

Mull

This week the whole programme comes from the Isle of Mull.

The team

The team

Dougie, Sarah and Euan explore the wildlife, industry and leisure activities on Scotland’s fourth largest island which is home to a population of four thousand people.

Glengorm

Glengorm

Visitors to Mull spend £58million each year. Many visitors are attracted to the island by the spectacular wildlife. Glengorm Estate employs a full time wildlife ranger. Stephanie Cope takes Euan on a wildlife tour of the estate.

The Floating Pier

The Floating Pier

Mull has thirty-two thousand acres of Forestry but harvesting the timber and getting it off the island has always been a problem. Dougie meets the technical masterminds behind the creation of a floating pier which means the timber no longer needs to be transported on Mull’s narrow roads.

Iain Mackay

Iain Mackay

Getting a foothold in the farming industry has never been easy but it is especially hard in island communities. Euan goes to meet tenant farmer, Iain Mackay, who has had a twenty year struggle to achieve his dream of farming on Mull.

Art in Nature

Art in Nature

Dougie travels to Calgary Bay in the North West of Mull to meet wood carver, Mathew Reade, who takes his inspiration  from the sea shore.

 

Mull Rally

Mull Rally

For one afternoon and two evenings in October each year since 1969, many of the public roads in Mull are closed  for the annual Mull Rally. The islands narrow twisty roads provide the ultimate test of driving skill for Rally enthusiasts from across the country. Sarah gets up close to the action.

 

Credits

Role Contributor
Series ProducerSimon Cousins
PresenterDougie Vipond

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