People carrying delivery supplies to houses in the Canadian Arctic
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Hudson's Bay Boys recall Arctic trading life

For more than 350 years, young Scottish men in search of adventure signed up to join the Hudson's Bay Company to work at trading posts in the Canadian Arctic.

The collapse of the fur trade in the 1970s and 80s brought an end to that style of recruitment and way of life.

BBC Scotland brought together some of the last generation of Scots who made the journey to recall old times.

The Hudson's Bay Boys is available on BBC iPlayer.

  • 01 Dec 2011