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01Jura20161219
01Jura20161219

01Jura2016121920161220 (R4)

Feeling the pull of the north west, a journalist travels to the Hebridean island of Jura.

01Jura20161219

Journalist Madeleine Bunting explores the history and landscapes of the Hebrides and demonstrates how this chain of islands in the north west has shaped both Scotland and Britain. Her first journey takes her to Jura, the remote wilderness where George Orwell wrote 1984.

Read by Doon Mackichan

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

01Jura2016121920161220 (R4)

Journalist Madeleine Bunting explores the history and landscapes of the Hebrides and demonstrates how this chain of islands in the north west has shaped both Scotland and Britain. Her first journey takes her to Jura, the remote wilderness where George Orwell wrote 1984.

Read by Doon Mackichan

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

Feeling the pull of the north west, a journalist travels to the Hebridean island of Jura.

02Iona2016122020161221 (R4)

Madeleine Bunting visits Iona and uncovers the remote island's well-connected past.

Journalist Madeleine Bunting explores the history and landscapes of the Hebrides and demonstrates how this chain of islands in the north west has shaped both Scotland and Britain. Bunting visits Iona and uncovers the apparently remote island's well-connected past at the intersection of several busy sea routes.

Abridged by Anna Magnusson

Read by Doon Mackichan

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

03Rum2016122120161222 (R4)

The author reaches Rum and is struck by its history of rental, ownership and clearance.

Journalist Madeleine Bunting explores the history and landscapes of the Hebrides and demonstrates how this chain of islands in the North West has shaped both Scotland and Britain. The author reaches Rum, home to rich man's folly Kinloch Castle, and is struck by the island's turbulent history of rental, ownership and clearance.

Abridged by Anna Magnusson

Read by Doon Mackichan

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

04Lewis2016122220161223 (R4)

On Lewis, Madeleine Bunting learns how the Gaelic language is enmeshed with landscape.

Journalist Madeleine Bunting explores the history and landscapes of the Hebrides and demonstrates how this chain of islands in the North West has shaped both Scotland and Britain. On Lewis, the author learns how the Gaelic language is inseparable from the landscape.

Abridged by Anna Magnusson

Read by Doon Mackichan

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

05St Kilda2016122320161224 (R4)

Journalist Madeleine Bunting explores the history and landscapes of the Hebrides and demonstrates how this chain of islands in the North West has shaped both Scotland and Britain. Nearing the end of her series of journeys, Madeleine Bunting reaches the evacuated archipelago of St Kilda.

Abridged by Anna Magnusson

Read by Doon Mackichan

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

At the end of her journey, Madeleine Bunting reaches the archipelago of St Kilda.