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The Tay

Episode 4 of 5

The relationship that writer and essayist Kathleen Jamie has with the River Tay changes when some Bronze Age swords are dredged out of its waters.

For many years writer and essayist Kathleen Jamie climbed the steep hill near her home and looked out across the view "You have a hawk's eye view of the Tay as it makes its entrance, curving round the hills upstream, to accept the waters of the river Earn and at once becomes estuarial" For many years this was her relationship with the River, her relationship changes when when some Bronze Age swords and a wooden boat are dredged out of the River and she decides to venture out onto the river in a kayak "Suddenly, it wasn't enough to look from the sidelines. I wanted to participate, to get a sense for this majestic river as pre-historic people would."

Additional sound recordings by Chris Watson
Producer Sarah Blunt.

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15 minutes

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Thu 18 Aug 2016 13:45