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14/05/2016

Mark Stephen and Euan McIlwraith hear about Reforesting Scotland's attempt to bring hutting culture to Scotland.

In the first thirty minutes...

Imagine it...your very own retreat in the countryside. Living the simple life in a hut or cabin and connecting with nature. This is the norm for many Europeans already but only for a small number of Scots. But there's a movement afoot to bring hutting culture into the collective consciousness here. Realising that dream is precisely what Reforesting Scotland is attempting to do. This week they hosted a Hutters' Rally attended by people who have an interest in huts. Mark and Euan went along too to try and find out how easy it is to build a hut and the various hurdles we need to overcome to make the dream a reality.

After the news...

Euan learns about the past and future of the Caledonian Canal.

Mike Grundon fulfils a lifetime's ambition by riding up the Fort Augustus locks on an old barge.

Mark hears the story behind the iconic Commando Memorial near Spean Bridge.

Are feral pigs a bane or a boon? Euan discusses their impact in the woods of Glengarry.

And Mark takes a broader view of the Great Glen by walking and cycling the area.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sat 14 May 2016 06:30

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