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Episode 17

Scotland's countryside magazine. This week, Euan looks at measures to control the roe deer population. Sarah goes wild swimming, and Dougie continues his Small Isles trip with a visit to the energy-rich island of Eigg.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 30 Oct 2016 15:00

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Roe Deer

Roe Deer

Euan investigates whether it is time for greater control over the growing population of Roe Deer. As their numbers rise they are increasingly encroaching into urban areas and causing problems on the roads. If you would like to find out more about the management of deer in urban settings you can visit the Lowland Deer Network Scotland website and view their "Deer on your Doorstep" project - http://www.ldns.org.uk/deer-on-your-doorstep/

Small Isles – Eigg

Small Isles – Eigg

Dougie visits the Isle of Eigg which is owned by the community. It also has a world-leading renewable energy system producing a stable electricity supply for the whole of the island’s population.

Forestry

Forestry

Euan looks at the social and economic impact of Forestry on local communities. He visits Glen Tanar estate on Deeside where the woodland provides habitat for wildlife and leisure activities as well as supporting fifty jobs. Just along the road is a Sawmill that takes the timber from the estate and processes it for use in housebuilding. The Sawmill employs fifty people.

Brochs

Brochs

Dougie visits Caithness where a project is underway to preserve and restore the county’s collection of Iron age Brochs.

Wild Swimming

Wild Swimming

Sarah Braves the Autumnal temperatures to get a lesson in wild swimming. Her mentor is Calum Maclean who has become an internet sensation with his wild swimming videos.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Dougie Vipond
Presenter Nick Nairn
Presenter Sarah Mack
Series Producer Simon Cousins

Broadcasts

  • Fri 28 Oct 2016 19:30
  • Sun 30 Oct 2016 15:00