In the second of his two reports on the work of the Crown estate in Scotland Dougie is on the west coast to find out about their role in managing the coast and seabed. He meets Gus Macaulay from Lochmaddy in North Uist to find out about an innovative project between the local community and the Crown Estate that will see the construction of a marina and pontoon system designed to attract marine tourists.
Twelve mountaineering organisations from across the UK are working together on making sure walkers and climbers have basic information on avalanches. Eighteen snow slides triggered by human activity were recorded in Scotland's mountains last winter. Sportscotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) said that while the number was fewer than the previous season there were eight fatalities. Dougie heads for the hills as the first snow of the winter fell to find out about the latest advice for climbers on how to avoid avalanches.
Nick’s Food places
Nick continues his journey across Scotland visiting the Town’s that will forever be synonymous with specific foods. This week he is in Cullen on the North Aberdeenshire Coast – a town famous for his hearty fish soup – Cullen Skink.
For the last fourteen years coastal salmon netters have voluntarily decided to delay the start of the salmon netting season. This decision was taken to protect the early ‘spring run’ salmon. Stocks of the salmon that run at this time are considered to be most vulnerable. This year at their annual AGM the ‘Salmon Net Fishing Association of Scotland’ decided to lift the voluntary ban, opening the way for their members to start fishing as soon as their title allows. Anglers and Salmon Fisheries Boards have expressed concern about the impact of earlier netting on the numbers of Salmon reaching rivers to spawn.
Within the item broadcast on the programme we did not make it clear that Usan Salmon Fisheries do receive compensation from Esk District Salmon Fishery Board to delay the start of their fishing season. When Mr Pullar referred to receiving no compensation he was speaking for the industry in general, as a representative of the Salmon Net Fishing Association of Scotland. It was our error that this was not made clear and not Mr Pullar’s.
|Series Producer||Simon Cousins|