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Finding Yir Tongue20210321Ally Heather, presenter o BBC Scotland's documentary on Scots ‘The Rebel Tongue' has flitted back to Dundee in lockdoon and kicked aff a hail series o online sessions on Dundee Scots whaur folk frae the city can get mair confident wi their ain brand o Scots. Horror tales o the language being banned frae the hoose as ‘oary' or ‘orrae' abound (oary is Dundonian Scots for common, coarse or vulgar, lower class) and jist aboot aabody is that wee bit feart tae be heard spikking it at wark, but gaithering thegither can gie ye confidence. Stars o the Scots tongue like Sheena Wellington pop up to gie encouragement. Narrator Nalini Chetty gets tae grips wi the “Rebel Tongue' o Dundonians - mebbe it's braw to be oary efter aa!

Dundonians getting intae speaking Dundee Scots.

Our Scotland opens the door on unusual aspects of modern Scottish life.

Magnet Fishing20210328Below the surface of Scotland's urban waterways, enthusiasts are plunging magnets into the dark depths, unearthing metallic detritus discarded decades ago, or yesterday. Nalini Chetty follows magnet fisher Graeme McShane and his pals on a day out down the canal, wondering what they might find. Will it be treasure, or shopping trolleys?

Nalini Chetty takes a mucky dip into the new craze for magnet fishing.

Our Scotland opens the door on unusual aspects of modern Scottish life.

Perfume20210404Nalini Chetty dives into the heady world of perfume making.

Our Scotland opens the door on unusual aspects of modern Scottish life.

Perfume2021041120210404 (RS)Nalini Chetty dives into the heady world of perfume making.

Our Scotland opens the door on unusual aspects of modern Scottish life.

Quarantine20210418Having returned from a humanitarian trip abroad, Andy finds himself being taken into quarantine for 10 days. Stuck in his hotel room he reflects on the mundane routine and how this contrasts with his work in war zones. With time on is hands he looks back on his life and looks forward to returning to his family in Inverness.

New pandemic rules force a returning traveller to spend 10 days in an airport hotel.

Our Scotland opens the door on unusual aspects of modern Scottish life.

The Digger2021030720210314 (RS)
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reports on Glasgow's criminal underworld. Publishing each weekly edition is a risk that owner James Cruickshank is willing to take, despite his safety being threatened on a number of occasions. Narrator Nalini Chetty takes us deep inside the world of The Digger in this episode of 'Our Scotland'.

The Digger covers Glasgow's crime scene, which is fraught with risk for publisher James.

Our Scotland lifts the veil on hidden aspects of contemporary Scottish life.

reports on Glasgow's criminal underworld. Publishing each weekly edition is a risk that owner James Cruickshank is willing to take, despite his safety being threatened on a number of occasions. Narrator Neil MacKay takes us deep inside the world of The Digger in this episode of Our Scotland.

Neil MacKay enters Glasgow's criminal underworld through the pages of The Digger magazine.

Our Scotland opens the door on unusual aspects of modern Scottish life.

The Digger reports on Glasgow's criminal underworld. Publishing each weekly edition is a risk that owner James Cruickshank is willing to take, despite his safety being threatened on a number of occasions. Narrator Neil McKay takes us deep inside the world of The Digger in this episode of Our Scotland.

Neil McKay enters Glasgow's criminal underworld through the pages of The Digger magazine.

The Embalmers2021040420210515 (RS)Death is a daily occurrence for Kelly and Jen, embalmers in one of Glasgow's busiest funeral services. Since the pandemic hit, they've been working non-stop, but the enthusiasm and passion for their job has never once wavered. Narrated by Nalini Chetty, 'The Embalmers' takes a peek into the oft hidden world of embalming bodies with no holds barred. From straightforward open-casket cases to complicated post-mortems, there is nothing Kelly and Jen haven't seen or taken in their stride in their continued quest to give the deceased back their dignity.

Nalini Chetty takes a peek into the hidden world of embalming and the women who do it.

Our Scotland opens the door on unusual aspects of modern Scottish life.

The Rat Catchers20210314Husband and wife team Brian and Vikki tackle Edinburgh's rat invasion during lockdown.

Our Scotland opens the door on unusual aspects of modern Scottish life.