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Walking Through Landscape

Episode 1: Scotland's Trees - Ariundle oakwoods

Iain Stewart visits Ariundle Oakwoods, a green space which owes its existence to industry

Iain Stewart reveals how human activity has shaped Scotland's landscapes by visiting Ariundle Oakwoods, a green space which owes its existence to industry.

Take a walk though any landscape in Scotland, and there's a story to be uncovered - of human lives, and the impact we've had on the land around us. Join Iain Stewart as he walks through some of Scotland's most intriguing landscapes, guided by people who live and work in them, to uncover tales of how we've exploited, celebrated and enjoyed Scotland's forests, hills, lochs, glens and shores.

In this programme, Trees, Iain visits Ariundle oakwoods, in Sunart. They're a lush green space, full of plant and animal life. But they're also incredibly rich in archaeology. Iain seeks out the stories of human and natural history the old oak trees have witnessed, discovering that if it wasn't for the demands of 18th century industry, the woods wouldn't be here today.

Scotland Inspired

Episode 1: AL Kennedy

Writer AL Kennedy presents her personal journey through the arts in Scotland.

Ashley Jensen introduces an exploration of the arts in Scotland through a range of 15-minute 'personal journeys' from artists, starting with writer AL Kennedy.

Scotland Inspired is an ambitious exploration of the arts in Scotland through a strand of 26 radio programmes. In those, a range of artists gives 15-minute 'personal journeys' that illustrate their inspiration and the lineage of their artform. Introduced by actress, Ashley Jensen the series presents an informed but personal overview of the development of the arts in Scotland, from the Scottish Enlightenment to the present day. The 15-minute 'journeys' provide individual snapshots from a broad range of practising painters, writers, musicians and filmmakers which will evolve into a comprehensive tapestry of creativity that demonstrates how relevant the arts are to life in Scotland in the 21st century. This week we hear from writer A L Kennedy.

Scotland Inspired

Episode 7: Gerda Stevenson

Actor and playwright Gerda Stevenson presents her personal journey through the arts.

Ashley Jensen introduces an exploration of the arts in Scotland through a range of 15-minute 'personal journeys' from artists, continuing with actor and playwright Gerda Stevenson.

Scotland Inspired is an ambitious exploration of the arts in Scotland through a strand of 26 radio programmes. In those, a range of artists gives 15-minute 'personal journeys' that illustrate their inspiration and the lineage of their artform. Introduced by actress, Ashley Jensen the series presents an informed but personal overview of the development of the arts in Scotland, from the Scottish Enlightenment to the present day. The 15-minute 'journeys' provide individual snapshots from a broad range of practising painters, writers, musicians and filmmakers which will evolve into a comprehensive tapestry of creativity that demonstrates how relevant the arts are to life in Scotland in the 21st century.

In this, the tenth in the series, we hear from sculptor, Gerda Stevenson.

Scotland Inspired

Episode 23: Grant Morrison

Comic book writer Grant Morrison presents his personal journey through the arts.

Ashley Jensen introduces an exploration of the arts in Scotland through a range of 15-minute 'personal journeys' from artists, continuing with comic book writer Grant Morrison.

Scotland Inspired is an ambitious exploration of the arts in Scotland through a strand of 26 radio programmes. In those, a range of artists gives 15-minute 'personal journeys' that illustrate their inspiration and the lineage of their artform. Introduced by actress, Ashley Jensen the series presents an informed but personal overview of the development of the arts in Scotland, from the Scottish Enlightenment to the present day. The 15-minute 'journeys' provide individual snapshots from a broad range of practising painters, writers, musicians and filmmakers which will evolve into a comprehensive tapestry of creativity that demonstrates how relevant the arts are to life in Scotland in the 21st century.

In this, the twenty-second in the series, we hear from comic book writer Grant Morrison.

Scotland Inspired

Episode 12: David Greig

Playwright David Greig presents his personal journey through the arts.

Ashley Jensen introduces an exploration of the arts in Scotland through a range of 15-minute 'personal journeys' from artists, continuing with playwright David Greig.

Scotland Inspired is an ambitious exploration of the arts in Scotland through a strand of 26 radio programmes. In those, a range of artists gives 15-minute 'personal journeys' that illustrate their inspiration and the lineage of their artform. Introduced by actress, Ashley Jensen the series presents an informed but personal overview of the development of the arts in Scotland, from the Scottish Enlightenment to the present day. The 15-minute 'journeys' provide individual snapshots from a broad range of practising painters, writers, musicians and filmmakers which will evolve into a comprehensive tapestry of creativity that demonstrates how relevant the arts are to life in Scotland in the 21st century.

In this, the twelfth in the series, we hear from playwright, David Greig.

Scotland Inspired

Episode 17: Sheila Stewart

Traditional singer and storyteller Sheila Stewart presents her journey through the arts.

Ashley Jensen introduces an exploration of the arts in Scotland through 'personal journeys' from artists, continuing with traditional singer and storyteller Sheila Stewart.

Scotland Inspired is an ambitious exploration of the arts in Scotland through a strand of 26 radio programmes. In those, a range of artists gives 15-minute 'personal journeys' that illustrate their inspiration and the lineage of their artform. Introduced by actress, Ashley Jensen the series presents an informed but personal overview of the development of the arts in Scotland, from the Scottish Enlightenment to the present day. The 15-minute 'journeys' provide individual snapshots from a broad range of practising painters, writers, musicians and filmmakers which will evolve into a comprehensive tapestry of creativity that demonstrates how relevant the arts are to life in Scotland in the 21st century.

In this, the seventeenth in the series, we hear from traditional singer and storyteller Sheila Stewart.

Scotland Inspired

Episode 18: Will Maclean

Artist Will Maclean presents his personal journey through the arts.

Ashley Jensen introduces an exploration of the arts in Scotland through a range of 15-minute 'personal journeys' from artists, continuing with artist Will Maclean.

Scotland Inspired is an ambitious exploration of the arts in Scotland through a strand of 26 radio programmes. In those, a range of artists gives 15-minute 'personal journeys' that illustrate their inspiration and the lineage of their artform. Introduced by actress, Ashley Jensen the series presents an informed but personal overview of the development of the arts in Scotland, from the Scottish Enlightenment to the present day. The 15-minute 'journeys' provide individual snapshots from a broad range of practising painters, writers, musicians and filmmakers which will evolve into a comprehensive tapestry of creativity that demonstrates how relevant the arts are to life in Scotland in the 21st century.

In this, the eighteenth in the series, we hear from artist Will Maclean.

Scotland Inspired

Episode 6: James Robertson

Writer James Robertson presents his personal journey through the arts in Scotland.

Ashley Jensen introduces an exploration of the arts in Scotland through a range of 15-minute 'personal journeys' from artists, continuing with writer James Robertson.

Scotland Inspired is an ambitious exploration of the arts in Scotland through a strand of 26 radio programmes. In those, a range of artists gives 15-minute 'personal journeys' that illustrate their inspiration and the lineage of their artform. Introduced by actress, Ashley Jensen the series presents an informed but personal overview of the development of the arts in Scotland, from the Scottish Enlightenment to the present day. The 15-minute 'journeys' provide individual snapshots from a broad range of practising painters, writers, musicians and filmmakers which will evolve into a comprehensive tapestry of creativity that demonstrates how relevant the arts are to life in Scotland in the 21st century.

In the sixth programme we hear from writer James Robertson.

Scotland Inspired

Episode 22: Bill Bryden

Writer and producer Bill Bryden presents his personal journey through the arts.

Ashley Jensen introduces an exploration of the arts in Scotland through a range of 15-minute 'personal journeys' from artists, continuing with writer and producer Bill Bryden.

Scotland Inspired is an ambitious exploration of the arts in Scotland through a strand of 26 radio programmes. In those, a range of artists gives 15-minute 'personal journeys' that illustrate their inspiration and the lineage of their artform. Introduced by actress, Ashley Jensen the series presents an informed but personal overview of the development of the arts in Scotland, from the Scottish Enlightenment to the present day. The 15-minute 'journeys' provide individual snapshots from a broad range of practising painters, writers, musicians and filmmakers which will evolve into a comprehensive tapestry of creativity that demonstrates how relevant the arts are to life in Scotland in the 21st century. In this, the twenty-second in the series, we hear from writer and producer Bill Bryden.

Scotland Inspired

Episode 4: Hardeep Singh Kohli

Hardeep Singh Kohli presents his personal journey through the arts in Scotland.

Ashley Jensen introduces an exploration of the arts in Scotland through a range of 'personal journeys' from artists, continuing with writer and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli.

Scotland Inspired is an ambitious exploration of the arts in Scotland through a strand of 26 radio programmes. In those, a range of artists gives 15-minute 'personal journeys' that illustrate their inspiration and the lineage of their artform. Introduced by actress, Ashley Jensen the series presents an informed but personal overview of the development of the arts in Scotland, from the Scottish Enlightenment to the present day. The 15-minute 'journeys' provide individual snapshots from a broad range of practising painters, writers, musicians and filmmakers which will evolve into a comprehensive tapestry of creativity that demonstrates how relevant the arts are to life in Scotland in the 21st century. In the fourth programme we hear from writer and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli.

Scotland Inspired

Episode 20: Calum Colvin

Photographer and artist Calum Colvin presents his personal journey through the arts.

Ashley Jensen introduces an exploration of the arts in Scotland through a range of 15-minute 'personal journeys' from artists, continuing with photographer and artist Calum Colvin.

Scotland Inspired is an ambitious exploration of the arts in Scotland through a strand of 26 radio programmes. In those, a range of artists gives 15-minute 'personal journeys' that illustrate their inspiration and the lineage of their artform. Introduced by actress, Ashley Jensen the series presents an informed but personal overview of the development of the arts in Scotland, from the Scottish Enlightenment to the present day. The 15-minute 'journeys' provide individual snapshots from a broad range of practising painters, writers, musicians and filmmakers which will evolve into a comprehensive tapestry of creativity that demonstrates how relevant the arts are to life in Scotland in the 21st century. In this, the twentieth in the series, we hear from photographer and artist Calum Colvin.

Scotland Inspired

Episode 21: Michael Clark

Dancer Michael Clark presents his personal journey through the arts.

Ashley Jensen introduces an exploration of the arts in Scotland through a range of 15-minute 'personal journeys' from artists, continuing with dancer Michael Clark.

Scotland Inspired is an ambitious exploration of the arts in Scotland through a strand of 26 radio programmes. In those, a range of artists gives 15-minute 'personal journeys' that illustrate their inspiration and the lineage of their artform. Introduced by actress, Ashley Jensen the series presents an informed but personal overview of the development of the arts in Scotland, from the Scottish Enlightenment to the present day. The 15-minute 'journeys' provide individual snapshots from a broad range of practising painters, writers, musicians and filmmakers which will evolve into a comprehensive tapestry of creativity that demonstrates how relevant the arts are to life in Scotland in the 21st century. In this, the twenty-first in the series, we hear from dancer Michael Clark.

Brainwaves

Series 1 Episode 8

Pennie Latin investigates the latest developments in energy saving technology.

Pennie Latin investigates the latest developments in energy saving technology, which may help avoid fuel poverty and produce more energy-efficient homes.

As home energy bills soar our thoughts turn to ways of saving money. In this edition of Brainwaves, Pennie Latin finds out about the latest scientific developments in energy saving technology which might help us avoid fuel poverty and have more energy efficient homes.

Brainwaves

Series 1 Episode 13: Edinburgh Science Festival

Mark Stephen presents a special edition of Brainwaves from the Edinburgh Science Festival.

Mark Stephen presents a special edition of Brainwaves from the Edinburgh Science Festival on the theme of sensory dining, exploring the science behind eating.

Mark Stephen presents a special edition of Brainwaves from the Edinburgh Science Festival with guests Professor Charles Spence of Oxford University, Amanda McDonald Crawley from New York and Andrew Barnett of the microbrewery, Barney's Beer. The theme will be sensory dining, exploring the science behind eating.

Personal Best

27/07/2015

Gillian Russell explores the trend for fitness holidays, from boot camps to yoga retreats.

Gillian Russell explores the growing trend for fitness holidays, from boot camps and yoga retreats to running in the Alps with friends and cycling around Italy with family.

Gillian Russell explores why increasing numbers of people are opting for fitness holidays and asks to what extent improving your fitness and health is important to you when you're away on a break?

Surf the net and you'll find everything from boot-camps to yoga retreats, from running in the Alps with your athletics pals to cycling with your family round Italy. Travel journalist Robin McKelvie talks about the range of fitness and health holidays available and why more people than ever are choosing wellness tourism.

Nicki McGregor and her daughter Lucy share their experiences of two family cycling holidays in Europe, yoga instructor Charlotte Esme Turner explains why people opt for holidaying at a yoga retreat and recruits at The Camp talk about why they've chosen a boot camp for their summer holidays...

Shetland's Heartbeat

Lerwick Health Centre

We go behind the scenes to meet the medical, nursing and administrative staff.

We take you behind the scenes to meet the medical, nursing and admin staff, as well as hearing what the patients have to say. We also talk to those who work in the community.

Brainwaves

Series 2 Episode 3

Pennie Latin investigates cyber security and privacy.

Pennie Latin explores the science behind everyday experiences. She looks into cyber security and privacy, finding out about a new breed of spy that has emerged.

This week Brainwaves looks into cyber security and privacy and finds out about a new breed of spy that has emerged in today's connected world. Presenter Pennie Latin talks to one woman who was targeted by a hacker who broke into various online accounts, gaining access to her friends and family. We'll also hear from the new centre for cyber security at the University of Edinburgh where researchers are trying to find better ways to protect our data. Are we likely to be using passwords in the future, or will there be far more sophisticated ways of keeping our digital life safe? And just how careful is Pennie with her own data? An ethical hacker delves into her digital footprint.

Brainwaves

In Search of the Competitive Edge

Pennie Latin explores what science brings to athletic performance.

Pennie Latin joins Paralympic gold medallist Karen Darke MBE behind the scenes as she works with a top Formula 1 team to find the competitive edge she needs to win this summer.

Top para-cyclist Karen Darke MBE won silver in London and gold in Rio now she's trying to make it to a third consecutive Paralympic games in Tokyo but its a tough challenge. So Karen's enlisted the help of Williams Advanced Engineering to see if they can bring a Formula 1 approach to maximising her performance this summer. In this Brainwaves Pennie Latin joins Karen behind the scenes to see just what science and technology can offer our elite athletes.

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The Kitchen Café

Blood Oranges, Avocados & Stockholm's Food Scene

Get creative with avocados, sample Stockholm's food and put blood oranges centre stage!

Making the most of blood oranges while they're in season, getting creative with avocados, sampling Stockholm's vibrant food scene and sharing tips for leftover yoghurt.

Fed up of stodgy comfort food but not quite ready for spring salads? Step forward the blood orange – bang in season and sure to put a zing into your cooking! Chef Neil Forbes shows Jenny MacPherson how to make a warm pigeon breast and blood orange salad – just 20 minutes from start to finish!

Avacados - love ‘em or loathe ‘em? They’re a bit of a "marmite" food so how does Dave Griffiths manage to devote an entire café to those squidgy green beauties? Emma Gryczka meets him to find out more while food writer Claire Jessiman offers ideas on what else we can do with them beyond avo on toast. Neil and Claire share their thoughts on the sustainability issues surrounding avocados and how they offset the food miles that produce like that bring with it…

Continuing our occasional series on how to make the most of your food on a city break, ex-pat Jenny Soep shares her foodie favourites in Stockholm.

And in this week’s “green hack” Kilted Chef Craig Wilson offers a handy tip for what we can do with leftover yoghurt.

Brainwaves

Beautiful bogs and precious peatlands

Pennie Latin explores the role of Scotland's bogs in the battle against climate change.

Pennie Latin visits Scotland's 'Flow Country' where the rare and precious bogs are crucial in the battle against climate change, but how do we protect this valuable carbon sink?

With the battle against climate change never far from many of our minds this week, 6 years on from when Brainwaves first visited, Pennie Latin returns to the Flow Country in Caithness and Sutherland to remind us how that much-maligned, but globally rare, feature of the Scottish landscape: the peat bog might be crucial as a carbon sink. Because it is now deemed so precious a group called ‘ The Peatlands Partnership’ has been formed with the aim of applying to get the Flow Country designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If it successful then the area will rank alongside the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef as one of the most important natural sites in the world but, could this precious landscape itself be in danger of the effects of climate change? We'll be discovering how new research hopes to find out.

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