Episode 26

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Landward, 2013/2014 Episode 26 of 26

Duration: 30 minutes

Scotland's countryside magazine. In the final programme of the series, Dougie and the team are on Orkney, exploring some island traditions built around the winter solstice.

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Sun 22 Dec 2013 14:55 BBC Two Scotland only

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Dougie Vipond

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