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Highland Cows, Cranes and sled dogs

Join Mark Stephen and Euan McIlwraith for the latest outdoor activities from Shetland to the Borders, plus the key stories for those who live and work in the countryside.

Euan has the latest on the Cairngorm Funicular Railway after the engineers’ report into it was published earlier this week.

Have you ever looked along a beach and wondered about where all the pebbles and rocks have come from? Mark takes a walk along Portobello Beach to see what he can find with geologist Angus Miller.

Mark meets Grace Noble and her herd of Highland Cattle who have made their home in Deeside.

Water voles were reintroduced to the Trossachs a number of years ago. Mark goes to find out how successful they’ve become.

Euan learns all about sled dogs from Alan Stewart at the Cairngorm Sled dog Centre.

The Tranent to Cockenzie Waggonway was opened in 1722 and was possible the first in Scotland. Mark meets the heritage group preserving it.

There is now a small breeding population of Cranes in Scotland. Euan hears all about these striking birds.

The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen is now home to a replica First World War trench. Mark went to explore before it opens to the public.

Euan spends some time with wildlife cameraman and Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society field officer Charlie Phillips.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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