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01 20101030Take 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.
Iain Stewart visits Ariundle Oakwoods, a green space which owes its existence to industry.
022010110120101106Take 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 have exploited, celebrated and enjoyed Scotland's forests, hills, lochs, glens and shores.
In this programme, Earth, Iain visits Glen Lui, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.
As he walks up the glen towards the mountains, he learns that the area has long been a playground for visitors - and how that recreational history still shapes the glen today.
Iain Stewart discovers how an iconic highland view has been shaped by a Victorian hobby.
02 20101108Iain Stewart discovers how an iconic highland view has been shaped by a Victorian hobby.
032010110820101113Take 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 visits some of Scotland's most intriguing landscapes, guided by people who live and work in them, to uncover tales of how we have exploited, celebrated and enjoyed Scotland's forests, hills, lochs, glens and shores.
This walk takes Iain to the East Neuk of Fife, home to Scotland's last village fishing industry.
Yet the fishing is not what it once was - because many of the fish have disappeared from the Forth.
Iain walks through Fife's fishing villages, exploring how the decline of the fishing industry has affected them - and discovering the way the fishermen working today have adapted their working life to reflect the changes in the sealife of the Firth.
Iain heads up the coast, to talk about about the coastline and sea - what's out there, what's in it, why's that changed, what's being done to protect it - and whether that will help or hinder the communities who live by the water.
Iain Stewart visits the East Neuk of Fife to find Scotland's last village fishing industry
03 20101115Iain Stewart visits the East Neuk of Fife to find Scotland's last village fishing industry
042010111520101122Take 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 have exploited, celebrated and enjoyed Scotland's forests, hills, lochs, glens and shores.
Exploring the theme of water, Iain visits a project in which human activity has had a startling impact on a landscape.
The upper reaches of the River Nith in Ayrshire flows through an area of open cast coal mines.
Ten years ago, coal was discovered under the river - and the decision was taken to move it - literally taking a 3km stretch of river, and moving it aside.
Three years after that, coal was found underneath the river's new path - so it was diverted again.
Yet in spite of the scale of the intervention, the fisheries board who manage the river believe the river environment is now better than it was before the move.
Iain Stewart visits a site in East Ayrshire where the River Nith has been moved - twice.
05 LAST2010112220101127Take 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 have exploited, celebrated and enjoyed Scotland's forests, hills, lochs, glens and shores.
In this programme, Iain visits Culbin Forest in Moray.
The area famous is for its history - it was once a prosperous faming estate, buried by a great sandstorm in the 17th century.
For 200 years after, Culbin was Scotland's Saraha - miles of sand that moved across the land.
The sand was stabilised by the Forestry Commission in the mid 20th century.
From the 1930s onwards, they planted Culbin Forest, which today is a vast area of green, and a unique habitat: because it's man made, there are plants and animals there in combinations you don't find anywhere else.
Between the forest and sea is an area of saltmarsh, winter home to thousands of birds; constantly changing and being shaped by coastal processes.
And the impact of climate and storms is not over - every year, the Culbin sandbar is washed westwards, and as sea levels rise and storms increase, the fragile habitats of Culbin could be damaged again.
Iain Stewart visits Culbin Forest in Moray to hear stories of sandstorms and seabirds.
05 LAST 20101129Iain Stewart visits Culbin Forest in Moray to hear stories of sandstorms and seabirds.

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