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Landward returns for its autumn series

By David Porter

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Arlene Stuart returns for the new series of Landward
Arlene Stuart returns for the new series of Landward

Landward returns to TV screens on Thursday, September 16 on BBC Scotland at 8.30pm

The autumn run will see presenters Dougie Vipond, Arlene Stuart and Anne Lundon travelling the length and breadth of the country to bring in the best stories from the Scottish countryside.

Also re-joining the programme is chef Nick Nairn, gathering the finest Scottish ingredients from land and sea to cook up something special with Dougie in some stunning locations.

They’re heading north to Shetland and celebrate the best local lamb and seafood.

Later in the series they’ll be in Perthshire tasting some autumn flavours.

In the first episode of the run there will be a report from the fields of Fife where the last of Scotland’s harvest is being gathered.

Dougie is finding out how Scottish farmers are meeting the high demand for locally produced oat milk.

Also in the programme, Marine Biologist Christina Sinclair meets the man who’s growing a business from marine plastic waste and raising awareness of the plight of our sea wildlife.

And JJ Chalmers reimagines the Moray landscape that was once under water as a vast loch.

Later in the series, Anne will be in the Cairngorms joining the woman making an epic journey through the Scottish hills on horseback and Dougie will be hitting the road in a motorhome, pulling up at one of several new businesses offering overnight facilities.

And Arlene’s in the Borders meeting mountain biker, Aneela Mckenna who’s keen to get women from all backgrounds out on their bikes.

Special episodes will feature a programme dedicated to the wonderful world of Sheep and the team travel to the Hebridean Isle of Raasay to discover the story of a small island that reveals a much bigger history of the Scottish Highlands.

In the run up to the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November, Dougie will find out about a more sustainable future for Scottish farming. Christina will also focus on some of the environmental projects that will help our wildlife as the climate changes.

Strands running through the autumn run include Geographer, Professor Hayden Lorimer telling the stories of heroic pioneers of Scottish mountaineering who overcame huge adversity. Also Landscape Photographer, Shahbaz Majeed goes to some of his favourite locations.

From farm and forests, mountains and moorlands, rivers to seashores, Landward’s back to bring the best stories from the Scottish countryside to BBC Scotland this Autumn.

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