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Living off the Land

In this edition, Jamie Crawford uses aerial images to discover how the Scots have lived off the land over the centuries.

In this edition, Jamie Crawford uses aerial images to discover how the Scots have lived off the land over the centuries. He combines old aerial photographs with present-day drone and helicopter footage to tell a range of amazing tales, from the delicious whisky of Islay to the fertile fields of the Lothians. The island of Staffa is world-famous for Fingal’s Cave, but Jamie reveals that people have farmed this tiny and remote island for thousands of years. He lands by helicopter at the spectacular Iron Age hill fort Tap o’ Noth near Aberdeen to find out that thousands of trees were burnt during its destruction. His journey continues to Fort Augustus, where Jamie mountain bikes down the hairpin bends of the highest road in Scotland. It’s part of General Wade’s road network constructed across the Highlands in the 1730s. Plus a unique view from the top of a Scots pine in the ancient Caledonian forest at Glen Affric – considered one of our county’s most beautiful glens - to show what Scotland once looked like.

59 minutes

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Role Contributor
Presenter James Crawford
Producer Andrew Thompson
Executive Producer Rachel Bell

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Breathtaking panoramic 360° views of Scotland’s awe-inspiring scenery — a new perspective from drone-captured footage

Breathtaking panoramic 360° views of Scotland’s awe-inspiring scenery — a new perspective from drone-captured footage

Parts of Scotland you may already know, but won’t have seen like this before