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CHANGING PLACES
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Changing Places
Fridays 15:00-15:30
Extraordinary stories of ordinary people who are changing the place where they live.
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Owning an Island
Friday 1 October
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Sandra Sykes meets the crofters, weavers, teachers and others of Scotland's Western Isles, who are meeting the challenge of owning and looking after their island.
When the people of North Harris in Scotland's Western Isles had the chance to buy their island, all the omens were in
their favour. New land reform legislation, financial support and a real will to improve the environmental and economic future of North Harris all played their part.

But freedom to develop and care for the dramatic landscape also brings responsibilities. Sandra Sykes meets the crofters, weavers, teachers and others who are meeting the challenge of owning an island.
 
Discover more about the North Harris Trust
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The Cornwall Heathland Project
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Yvonne Ellis visits the 30 square miles of china clay extraction to the north of St Austell where a partnership is being forged between the mining industry, the county council and English Nature, in the largest heathland restoration initiative of its kind in Europe. After oil, china clay is the UK's biggest mineral export with a wide range of uses, from fine porcelain to the gloss on magazines. Yet in spite of its great economic value its waste products have a huge environmental impact on local communities.
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