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Wildcats, tour guides and Clachnaben

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 brings us the latest on plans to release captive European wildcats into the Highlands in a final attempt to save the Scottish wildcat from extinction.

Mark takes a look around the new multi-million pound Peterhead fish market and finds out about the high environmental standards that the fishing industry there is aiming to meet.

After the announcement last week that beavers are to be given protected status in Scotland, Euan hears the views of the National Farmers Union for Scotland about the impact this could have on their members, particularly in Tayside and Perthshire.

The Royal Northern Spring Show held at Thainstone is a highlight of the agricultural calendar in the north east. Euan went along to get a flavour of the day.

Aultnaskiach Dell in Inverness is a woodland haven for wildlife. It’s recently been taken over by a charity as Mark found out when he went for a visit.

Euan chats to Sue Davis, the new chief executive of the Scottish Seabird Centre about its current refurbishment and plans for the future.

The expansion of the Aberdeen Harbour is hoped to bring lots more tourists to the area but at the moment there is a lack of guides to show them around. Mark finds out about a new scheme aiming to tackle the shortage.

Euan learns all about the recovery of the Eider Duck.

Clachnaben is one of the most popular hills for walkers in the north east. Visitor numbers take their toll on the path network but as Mark finds out the future of the infrastructure is in safe hands.

1 hour, 30 minutes


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