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The Battle for Scotland's Countryside

David Hayman presents a personal view of the battle for access to Scotland's countryside, revealing how this conflict has shaped the physical and cultural landscape of the country.

Fifteen years after the passing of Scotland's historic Land Reform Act, actor David Hayman presents a personal view of the battle for access to Scotland's stunning countryside, revealing how this conflict has shaped the physical and cultural landscape of the country. He meets landowners, gamekeepers and hill walkers to discover how ordinary Scots have come to claim their right to roam over their country's mountains and glens. The story begins with Victorian rebels who dared to march across private grouse moors. Then on to the 1930s, when thousands of urban Scots streamed out of the cities and into the hills. Finally, he discovers the present-day controversies that may threaten Scotland's internationally renowned and hard-fought right to roam laws.

59 minutes

Last on

Tue 20 Aug 2019 20:00

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Role Contributor
Presenter David Hayman
Producer Andy Twaddle
Director Andy Twaddle
Executive Producer Rachel Bell

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