Out For The Weekend [Radio Scotland]

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20150515

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker offers inspiration and insight into what's happening across Scotland in Out for the Weekend. From outdoor festivals to leisurely strolls, we'll give you the best advice including where the sun is going shine in our weekend weather forecast. If your outdoor activities are more home based, expert gardener Carole Baxter will be on hand with tips for keen and enthusiastic gardeners alike - and if you've never even felt the inclination to venture over your door step, a wide range of guests including Chris Packham and Mark Beaumont should persuade you to get Out for the Weekend.

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As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker offers inspiration and insight into what's happening across Scotland in Out for the Weekend. From outdoor festivals to leisurely strolls, we'll give you the best advice including where the sun is going shine in our weekend weather forecast. If your outdoor activities are more home based, expert gardener Carole Baxter will be on hand with tips for keen and enthusiastic gardeners alike - and if you've never even felt the inclination to venture over your door step, a wide range of guests including Chris Packham and Mark Beaumont should persuade you to get Out for the Weekend.

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Author and illustrator of the popular children's series Katie Morag, Mairi Hedderwick also writes and illustrates travel books. Fiona and Mairi chat about her career and the appeal of island life.

We find out more about Earth's Natural Wonders with producer, Matt Barrett, and find out what happened when the crew tried to film at the edge of the Victoria falls...

We catch up with previous guest Mark Beaumont, who recently completed the North Coast 500 - Scotland's answer to Route 66 - a 500 mile journey which takes you through beautiful areas of Scotland.

Several places in Scotland are taking an opportunity for tourism and launching a 'movie map' highlighting locations from such Hollywood blockbusters as Harry Potter and Braveheart. Fiona speaks to locations manager Cindy Thomson about why film crews across the world choose Scottish locations for their movies. We call to Paul Anderson - a fiddler cast for the remake of Whisky Galore who has just finished some filming in Portsoy.

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Author and illustrator of the popular children's series Katie Morag, Mairi Hedderwick also writes and illustrates travel books. Fiona and Mairi chat about her career and the appeal of island life.

We find out more about Earth's Natural Wonders with producer, Matt Barrett, and find out what happened when the crew tried to film at the edge of the Victoria falls...

We catch up with previous guest Mark Beaumont, who recently completed the North Coast 500 - Scotland's answer to Route 66 - a 500 mile journey which takes you through beautiful areas of Scotland.

Several places in Scotland are taking an opportunity for tourism and launching a 'movie map' highlighting locations from such Hollywood blockbusters as Harry Potter and Braveheart. Fiona speaks to locations manager Cindy Thomson about why film crews across the world choose Scottish locations for their movies. We call to Paul Anderson - a fiddler cast for the remake of Whisky Galore who has just finished some filming in Portsoy.

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This week, award winning writer and journalist Nick Thorpe joins Fiona Stalker. As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker offers inspiration and insight into what's happening across Scotland in Out for the Weekend. From outdoor festivals to leisurely strolls, we'll give you the best advice including where the sun is going shine in our weekend weather forecast. If your outdoor activities are more home based, expert gardener Carole Baxter will be on hand with tips for keen and enthusiastic gardeners alike - and if you've never even felt the inclination to venture over your door step, a wide range of guests including Chris Packham and Mark Beaumont should persuade you to get Out for the Weekend.

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This week, award winning writer and journalist Nick Thorpe joins Fiona Stalker. As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker offers inspiration and insight into what's happening across Scotland in Out for the Weekend. From outdoor festivals to leisurely strolls, we'll give you the best advice including where the sun is going shine in our weekend weather forecast. If your outdoor activities are more home based, expert gardener Carole Baxter will be on hand with tips for keen and enthusiastic gardeners alike - and if you've never even felt the inclination to venture over your door step, a wide range of guests including Chris Packham and Mark Beaumont should persuade you to get Out for the Weekend.

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to film with lions in Kenya or be stalked by a polar bear? Our guest today knows all about doing all that and more as award winning cameraman John Aitchison joins Out for the Weekend! Meanwhile, this is most definitely the time of the year to be picking fruits, one place where the fruit harvest has been in full swing is the National Trust Gardens at Pitmedden in Aberdeenshire. Our resident gardening expert Carole Baxter took a visit to find out more. This week's Bird of the Week is a bit of a loner - Jess Barrett of the RSPB reveals all about the Grey Heron. And do you struggle to get your youngsters interested in science? Could you perhaps be doing something at home with a few bits and pieces which might kindle their enthusiasm? Lesley Weston from Tech Fest joins us brimming with ideas.

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to film with lions in Kenya or be stalked by a polar bear? Our guest today knows all about doing all that and more as award winning cameraman John Aitchison joins Out for the Weekend! Meanwhile, this is most definitely the time of the year to be picking fruits, one place where the fruit harvest has been in full swing is the National Trust Gardens at Pitmedden in Aberdeenshire. Our resident gardening expert Carole Baxter took a visit to find out more. This week's Bird of the Week is a bit of a loner - Jess Barrett of the RSPB reveals all about the Grey Heron. And do you struggle to get your youngsters interested in science? Could you perhaps be doing something at home with a few bits and pieces which might kindle their enthusiasm? Lesley Weston from Tech Fest joins us brimming with ideas.

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Presenter, adventurer, naturalist and writer Steve Backshall is this week's special guest.

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Presenter, adventurer, naturalist and writer Steve Backshall is this week's special guest.

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Polar adventurer Charlie Paton will shortly be heading to the antarctic and he joins us in the Aberdeen Studio ahead of his incredible trip! We'll also find out what happened when Fiona spent the afternoon bowling with teenage bowler Carla Banks, who recently represented Scotland at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games.

Polar adventurer Charlie Paton will shortly be heading to the antarctic. He joins us in the Aberdeen Studio ahead of his incredible trip.

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Polar adventurer Charlie Paton will shortly be heading to the antarctic. He joins us in the Aberdeen Studio ahead of his incredible trip.

Polar adventurer Charlie Paton will shortly be heading to the antarctic and he joins us in the Aberdeen Studio ahead of his incredible trip! We'll also find out what happened when Fiona spent the afternoon bowling with teenage bowler Carla Banks, who recently represented Scotland at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games.

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Sarah Mack is keeping the hotseast warm for Fiona! She's joined live in the Aberdeen studio by author and bird lover Esther Woolfson.

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Sarah Mack is keeping the hotseast warm for Fiona! She's joined live in the Aberdeen studio by author and bird lover Esther Woolfson.

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Mountaineer extraordinaire Sandy Allan joins us in the Aberdeen studio. We'll also be talking pumpkins, Neeps, ghosts and the Loch Ness Monster in preparation for Halloweeen!

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Mountaineer extraordinaire Sandy Allan joins us in the Aberdeen studio. We'll also be talking pumpkins, Neeps, ghosts and the Loch Ness Monster in preparation for Halloweeen!

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Weather supremo Alex Hill is our special guest. Fiona has a day Cloud Watching, she will also be attempting a weather experiment live on air that you can try at home and BBC Radio Scotland's Poet In Residence and self-confessed weather geek Rachel McCrum will be penning a poem for us on the vagaries of Scottish Weather.

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Weather supremo Alex Hill is our special guest. Fiona has a day Cloud Watching, she will also be attempting a weather experiment live on air that you can try at home and BBC Radio Scotland's Poet In Residence and self-confessed weather geek Rachel McCrum will be penning a poem for us on the vagaries of Scottish Weather.

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Explorer and Founder of the Polar Academy Craig Mathieson is Fiona's special guest.

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Explorer and Founder of the Polar Academy Craig Mathieson is Fiona's special guest.

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Sarah Mack sits in for Fiona and is joined by travel writer Dan Boothby, who gives us the lowdown on his latest release, Island of Dreams.

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Sarah Mack sits in for Fiona and is joined by travel writer Dan Boothby, who gives us the lowdown on his latest release, Island of Dreams.

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Fiona Stalker is joined by TV broadcaster, explorer and marine biologist Monty Halls.

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Fiona Stalker is joined by TV broadcaster, explorer and marine biologist Monty Halls.

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Mountaineer, quadruple amputee and inspirational speaker Jamie Andrew is this week's special guest. Fiona will be speaking to Jamie about his passion for climbing, the incident that changed his life and how he has coped since his quadruple amputation.

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Mountaineer, quadruple amputee and inspirational speaker Jamie Andrew is this week's special guest. Fiona will be speaking to Jamie about his passion for climbing, the incident that changed his life and how he has coped since his quadruple amputation.

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Mountain safety advisor, climber, avid sea kayaker and mountain biker Heather Morning joins Fiona Stalker on this week's Out for the Weekend. We'll also have our resident gardening expert Carole Baxter in the studio to answer all of your gardening queries and questions!

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Mountain safety advisor, climber, avid sea kayaker and mountain biker Heather Morning joins Fiona Stalker on this week's Out for the Weekend. We'll also have our resident gardening expert Carole Baxter in the studio to answer all of your gardening queries and questions!

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Fiona is joined by Luke Robertson - the man who is currently the first Scot and the youngest Brit to complete a solo and unsupported expedition to the South Pole! And if that's not enough, Jamie Ramsay - the British adventure runner who recently ran from Vancouver to Buenos Aires, will be giving Fiona the lowdown on his incredible journey.

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Fiona is joined by Luke Robertson - the man who is currently the first Scot and the youngest Brit to complete a solo and unsupported expedition to the South Pole! And if that's not enough, Jamie Ramsay - the British adventure runner who recently ran from Vancouver to Buenos Aires, will be giving Fiona the lowdown on his incredible journey.

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A young man who is already becoming established in the world of outdoors and conservation and he's still only a teenager, Zeki Basan, is Fiona's special guest. Scotland's Wildcats are sadly just 5 years from disappearing for good...we find out more about a fly on the wall study which is currently monitoring priority areas across the country, to illustrate where and how many we actually have left. Award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves explains why she's right behind National Libraries Day which takes place this weekend. Writer, editor and singer-songwriter Malachy Tallack's latest book takes him Sixty Degrees North, Around the World in Search of Home.... Malachy reveals just how he managed to complete the journey! It may be chilly outside but the chance to visit a tropical garden maybe closer than you think... our resident green fingered expert Carole Baxter did just that earlier this week when she spent the day at the hidden gem that is Aberdeen's David Welch Winter Gardens!

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As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker offers inspiration and insight into what's happening across Scotland in Out for the Weekend. From outdoor festivals to leisurely strolls, we'll give you the best advice including where the sun is going shine in our weekend weather forecast. If your outdoor activities are more home based, expert gardener Carole Baxter will be on hand with tips for keen and enthusiastic gardeners alike - and if you've never even felt the inclination to venture over your door step, a wide range of guests including Chris Packham and Mark Beaumont should persuade you to get Out for the Weekend.

A young man who is already becoming established in the world of outdoors and conservation and he's still only a teenager, Zeki Basan, is Fiona's special guest. Scotland's Wildcats are sadly just 5 years from disappearing for good...we find out more about a fly on the wall study which is currently monitoring priority areas across the country, to illustrate where and how many we actually have left. Award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves explains why she's right behind National Libraries Day which takes place this weekend. Writer, editor and singer-songwriter Malachy Tallack's latest book takes him Sixty Degrees North, Around the World in Search of Home.... Malachy reveals just how he managed to complete the journey! It may be chilly outside but the chance to visit a tropical garden maybe closer than you think... our resident green fingered expert Carole Baxter did just that earlier this week when she spent the day at the hidden gem that is Aberdeen's David Welch Winter Gardens!

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This week on Out for the Weekend, Fiona Stalker is joined by award-winning photographer and film maker Richard Else.

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This week on Out for the Weekend, Fiona Stalker is joined by award-winning photographer and film maker Richard Else.

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On this week's Out for the Weekend...We find out what happened when Fiona caught up with the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping... Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards... we'll also find out all about the brand new movie based on Eddie's life, which is coming to a cinema near you soon! Staying with the white stuff, Snowsport Scotland's Jane Campbell Morrison will be giving us some tips and keeping us right on the safety issues surrounding Skiing. The 2016 Scottish Snowdrop Festival is upon us and our resident gardening expert Carole Baxter went to visit a garden which boasts over 200 different varieties of the wee flower... If you're family has a four legged member has he or she been microchipped? We find out just what is involved for all the dog lovers out there. We get the latest on this week's Fort William Mountain Festival and through the wonders of technology head to Bejing to catch up with Dummy Jim Director Matt Hulse!

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On this week's Out for the Weekend...We find out what happened when Fiona caught up with the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping... Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards... we'll also find out all about the brand new movie based on Eddie's life, which is coming to a cinema near you soon! Staying with the white stuff, Snowsport Scotland's Jane Campbell Morrison will be giving us some tips and keeping us right on the safety issues surrounding Skiing. The 2016 Scottish Snowdrop Festival is upon us and our resident gardening expert Carole Baxter went to visit a garden which boasts over 200 different varieties of the wee flower... If you're family has a four legged member has he or she been microchipped? We find out just what is involved for all the dog lovers out there. We get the latest on this week's Fort William Mountain Festival and through the wonders of technology head to Bejing to catch up with Dummy Jim Director Matt Hulse!

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On this week's Out for the Weekend, a lady who has cycled from Europe to Asia and from Anchorage to Seattle, and she's not finished yet! Courier, blogger and writer Emily Chappell is this week's special guest. Staying with wheels Fiona will be catching up with a tour cycling family of four who are currently making the journey from Kenitra, Morocco to Ballater, Scotland! Want to make sure you don't miss anything on offer in Edinburgh? We sent our reporter Emma Gordon out to try a brand new App which claims to help you find your way around the most interesting parts of the city. Do you fancy driving a cow shaped campervan around this summer?! VisitScotland is looking for people to do just that and Fiona will be finding out more!

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On this week's Out for the Weekend, a lady who has cycled from Europe to Asia and from Anchorage to Seattle, and she's not finished yet! Courier, blogger and writer Emily Chappell is this week's special guest. Staying with wheels Fiona will be catching up with a tour cycling family of four who are currently making the journey from Kenitra, Morocco to Ballater, Scotland! Want to make sure you don't miss anything on offer in Edinburgh? We sent our reporter Emma Gordon out to try a brand new App which claims to help you find your way around the most interesting parts of the city. Do you fancy driving a cow shaped campervan around this summer?! VisitScotland is looking for people to do just that and Fiona will be finding out more!

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This week Louise White will be keeping the hotseat warm for Fiona Stalker!

Explorer and Television Presenter Paul Murton will be joining Louise live in the Glasgow Studio ahead of the start of his latest TV masterpiece!

Adventure Cameraman Keith Partridge will also be heading to Glasgow to give Louise the lowdown on his latest exciting project which also involves his old pal Steve Backshall.

Any gardening questions racking your brain? Resident gardening expert Carole Baxter will be on hand live in the Aberdeen Studio to answer any queries for the green fingered (or not so green fingered) amongst us.

What's so special about the Scots Pine? The Woodland Trust's Rory Syme will be revealing all to Louise about the much loved tree.

And we find out about a brand new TV Programme which will be on our screens 3 nights a week for the next few weeks, This Farming Life.

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This week Louise White will be keeping the hotseat warm for Fiona Stalker!

Explorer and Television Presenter Paul Murton will be joining Louise live in the Glasgow Studio ahead of the start of his latest TV masterpiece!

Adventure Cameraman Keith Partridge will also be heading to Glasgow to give Louise the lowdown on his latest exciting project which also involves his old pal Steve Backshall.

Any gardening questions racking your brain? Resident gardening expert Carole Baxter will be on hand live in the Aberdeen Studio to answer any queries for the green fingered (or not so green fingered) amongst us.

What's so special about the Scots Pine? The Woodland Trust's Rory Syme will be revealing all to Louise about the much loved tree.

And we find out about a brand new TV Programme which will be on our screens 3 nights a week for the next few weeks, This Farming Life.

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This week Louise White will be keeping the hotseat warm for Fiona Stalker! This week's special guest is a lady who has ran a marathon on every continent in the world - Shona Thomson will be revealing just what it takes to carry out such a feat. If such extreme behaviour is way beyond your weekend plans, Louise will also be finding out about some less demanding but equally rewarding hiking trails to enjoy closer to home! We catch up with some of the youngsters from the Polar Academy and Steve Owens updates Louise on all things astronomical. Are you finding it hard to tear your kids away from their tablets and computer games? Fiona Bird has some practical ideas to make the outdoors more attractive to the youngsters in your life! Did you know that wild violets have a neat back-up trick to make babies if there aren't any pollinators around? The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland's Louise Welsh will be giving Louise White the lowdown on this pretty wildflower which boasts five varieties and that's just in Scotland. In anticipation of British Science Week, Louise will be exploring the science of flight and participating in a live experiment with the help of Matt Burke. And why on earth would you want to spend your weekend tackling mud-splattered obstacles and punishing hills and trails? Jim Mee will be revealing all.

Louise White sits in for Fiona Stalker. This week's special guest is a lady who has run a marathon on every continent - Shona Thomson!

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This week Louise White will be keeping the hotseat warm for Fiona Stalker! This week's special guest is a lady who has ran a marathon on every continent in the world - Shona Thomson will be revealing just what it takes to carry out such a feat. If such extreme behaviour is way beyond your weekend plans, Louise will also be finding out about some less demanding but equally rewarding hiking trails to enjoy closer to home! We catch up with some of the youngsters from the Polar Academy and Steve Owens updates Louise on all things astronomical. Are you finding it hard to tear your kids away from their tablets and computer games? Fiona Bird has some practical ideas to make the outdoors more attractive to the youngsters in your life! Did you know that wild violets have a neat back-up trick to make babies if there aren't any pollinators around? The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland's Louise Welsh will be giving Louise White the lowdown on this pretty wildflower which boasts five varieties and that's just in Scotland. In anticipation of British Science Week, Louise will be exploring the science of flight and participating in a live experiment with the help of Matt Burke. And why on earth would you want to spend your weekend tackling mud-splattered obstacles and punishing hills and trails? Jim Mee will be revealing all.

Louise White sits in for Fiona Stalker. This week's special guest is a lady who has run a marathon on every continent - Shona Thomson!

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After a two week break, Fiona Stalker is back in the hotseat! This week's programme will be coming live on the road as Out for the Weekend heads to Dundee! Robbie Renwick, Danny MacAskill and Lelsley McKenna will all be joining in the fun.

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After a two week break, Fiona Stalker is back in the hotseat! This week's programme will be coming live on the road as Out for the Weekend heads to Dundee! Robbie Renwick, Danny MacAskill and Lelsley McKenna will all be joining in the fun.

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Chris Townsend - an outdoor writer and photographer who has a passion for wilderness and mountains, is Fiona's special guest.

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Chris Townsend - an outdoor writer and photographer who has a passion for wilderness and mountains, is Fiona's special guest.

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This week's special guest is a man who has the accolade of being the first British man to swim the toughest seven Oceans in the World.... Adam Walker joins Fiona Stalker! As Fiona will finding out, Adam is a huge fan of dolphins, well in preparation for his guest spot, we sent our reporter Moira Hickey for a day trip to the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre in Spey Bay. A chance to hear about Fiona's recent trip to the stunning Dundee Botanic Gardens. Staying with the water theme, our resident science expert Lesley Weston will be giving Fiona the chance to try out some watery themed experiments that you can try at home with your youngsters. If the thought of running a marathon seems far too much like hard work, we find out more from Deveron Arts about one taking place at a far calmer pace, the Huntly Slow Marathon. What would you get up to if you had a weekend to spend in Moray? Neil Robertson will be revealing five very different activities you can try out if you're in the area. What's so special about the Rowan tree? Rory Syme will be revealing all, as well as giving us the latest on another tree that's been hitting the headlines, the Ash. Anyone for coffee, cake and cycling? Pru Whitwell will be revealing some of the most popular beverages and sweet treats enjoyed by riders when they're out and about on a weekend.

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This week's special guest is a man who has the accolade of being the first British man to swim the toughest seven Oceans in the World.... Adam Walker joins Fiona Stalker! As Fiona will finding out, Adam is a huge fan of dolphins, well in preparation for his guest spot, we sent our reporter Moira Hickey for a day trip to the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre in Spey Bay. A chance to hear about Fiona's recent trip to the stunning Dundee Botanic Gardens. Staying with the water theme, our resident science expert Lesley Weston will be giving Fiona the chance to try out some watery themed experiments that you can try at home with your youngsters. If the thought of running a marathon seems far too much like hard work, we find out more from Deveron Arts about one taking place at a far calmer pace, the Huntly Slow Marathon. What would you get up to if you had a weekend to spend in Moray? Neil Robertson will be revealing five very different activities you can try out if you're in the area. What's so special about the Rowan tree? Rory Syme will be revealing all, as well as giving us the latest on another tree that's been hitting the headlines, the Ash. Anyone for coffee, cake and cycling? Pru Whitwell will be revealing some of the most popular beverages and sweet treats enjoyed by riders when they're out and about on a weekend.

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Broadcaster, former member of parliament and train enthusiast Michael Portillo is Fiona's special guest. Staying with trains we'll be finding out what happened when our reporter Julia Hamilton went for a ride on one of the trains at the Royal Deeside Railway. Heading to the moon and back, Steve Owens will be joining Fiona with his monthly update on all things astronomical. The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch was a huge success but what did the survey actually uncover? Kirsty Nutt will be revealing all when she joins Fiona live in the Aberdeen Studio. Our reporter John Johnston uncovers the many wonders of The Shetland Lighthouse and our resident gardening expert Carole Baxter gets down and dirty with a load of tatties. What's so special about the Bluebell? Louise Marsh from The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland will be flying the flag for the wee blue flora. They've now returned to Scotland but how did the lucky teenagers taking part in the latest Polar Academy Expedition get on?! Fiona will be catching up with founder Craig Mathieson and two of the specially selected team to find out all about their incredible journey.

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Broadcaster, former member of parliament and train enthusiast Michael Portillo is Fiona's special guest. Staying with trains we'll be finding out what happened when our reporter Julia Hamilton went for a ride on one of the trains at the Royal Deeside Railway. Heading to the moon and back, Steve Owens will be joining Fiona with his monthly update on all things astronomical. The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch was a huge success but what did the survey actually uncover? Kirsty Nutt will be revealing all when she joins Fiona live in the Aberdeen Studio. Our reporter John Johnston uncovers the many wonders of The Shetland Lighthouse and our resident gardening expert Carole Baxter gets down and dirty with a load of tatties. What's so special about the Bluebell? Louise Marsh from The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland will be flying the flag for the wee blue flora. They've now returned to Scotland but how did the lucky teenagers taking part in the latest Polar Academy Expedition get on?! Fiona will be catching up with founder Craig Mathieson and two of the specially selected team to find out all about their incredible journey.

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He was once a shy youngster who hated sport, he's now a professional rock climber and author... Dave Macleod is Fiona's special guest. Staying with mountains we'll also be getting the lowdown on the Aviemore Mountain Festival and catching up with top female climber Natalie Berry. Plenty of colour in your garden? We sent our resident gardening expert Carole Baxter to The Cruickshank Botanic Gardens in Aberdeen earlier this week to find out how their wide range of blooms are coming on.

Staying with new arrivals we get an update from the RSPB's Jess Tomes on Loch Garten's resident Osprey couple, EJ and Odin and their potential wee ones!

Meanwhile, if you're heading to the Borders this weekend have you anything planned? Neil Robertson has plenty ideas to get you out and about. Are you taking part in the 2016 London Marathon this Sunday?! We hear how training is going for one entrant and get some top tips from former finisher Bryan Burnett! And if the thought of a marathon fills you with dread, we may have just the thing to get you motivated as Carl Greenwood from Paths for All tells us all about the charity's latest Step Count Challenge!

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He was once a shy youngster who hated sport, he's now a professional rock climber and author... Dave Macleod is Fiona's special guest. Staying with mountains we'll also be getting the lowdown on the Aviemore Mountain Festival and catching up with top female climber Natalie Berry. Plenty of colour in your garden? We sent our resident gardening expert Carole Baxter to The Cruickshank Botanic Gardens in Aberdeen earlier this week to find out how their wide range of blooms are coming on.

Staying with new arrivals we get an update from the RSPB's Jess Tomes on Loch Garten's resident Osprey couple, EJ and Odin and their potential wee ones!

Meanwhile, if you're heading to the Borders this weekend have you anything planned? Neil Robertson has plenty ideas to get you out and about. Are you taking part in the 2016 London Marathon this Sunday?! We hear how training is going for one entrant and get some top tips from former finisher Bryan Burnett! And if the thought of a marathon fills you with dread, we may have just the thing to get you motivated as Carl Greenwood from Paths for All tells us all about the charity's latest Step Count Challenge!

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Louise White keeps the hot seat warm for Fiona and Mags MacKean is her special guest.

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Louise White keeps the hot seat warm for Fiona and Mags MacKean is her special guest.

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Louise White sits in for Fiona Stalker and is joined by David 'Heavy' Whalley.

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The first and fastest woman to cycle the world is this week's special guest - Juliana Buhring will be telling Fiona all about her adventures. If you're a dog lover do you fancy spending this weekend running through crazy obstacles with lots of mud? Lindsay Johnson reveals all about this weekend's Ruff Dugger event. Britain's highest mountain has been getting a makeover....we find out about the latest upgrades and improvement taking place on the Ben Nevis mountain path. If you're heading to Skye for the weekend just what's on offer? Neil Robertson has a whole host of activities you can get your teeth into. If you're a fan whales and dolphins this could be for you - Anna Jemmett will be explaining how you can get involved in this year's Orca Watch which kicks off this weekend. The RSPB's Jess Tomes will be on hand with the very latest on the Loch Garten Osprey chicks! Support team member Moray Finch joins us ahead of next weeks charity row on the Isle of Mull.

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The first and fastest woman to cycle the world is this week's special guest - Juliana Buhring will be telling Fiona all about her adventures. If you're a dog lover do you fancy spending this weekend running through crazy obstacles with lots of mud? Lindsay Johnson reveals all about this weekend's Ruff Dugger event. Britain's highest mountain has been getting a makeover....we find out about the latest upgrades and improvement taking place on the Ben Nevis mountain path. If you're heading to Skye for the weekend just what's on offer? Neil Robertson has a whole host of activities you can get your teeth into. If you're a fan whales and dolphins this could be for you - Anna Jemmett will be explaining how you can get involved in this year's Orca Watch which kicks off this weekend. The RSPB's Jess Tomes will be on hand with the very latest on the Loch Garten Osprey chicks! Support team member Moray Finch joins us ahead of next weeks charity row on the Isle of Mull.

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Outdoor entrepreneur Chris Tiso joins Fiona Stalker.

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Outdoor entrepreneur Chris Tiso joins Fiona Stalker.

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As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker offers inspiration and insight into what's happening across Scotland in Out for the Weekend. From outdoor festivals to leisurely strolls, we'll give you the best advice including where the sun is going shine in our weekend weather forecast. If your outdoor activities are more home based, expert gardener Carole Baxter will be on hand with tips for keen and enthusiastic gardeners alike - and if you've never even felt the inclination to venture over your door step, a wide range of guests including Chris Packham and Mark Beaumont should persuade you to get Out for the Weekend.

20160610

A man who has been invited to Buckingham Palace and had the once very famous 'big red book' thrown at him, joins Out for the Weekend - Fiona will be catching up with veteran British circus ringmaster Norman Barrett MBE! Retro Consoles, Classic Arcade Machines, Pinball and Minecraft! Britain's most diverse gaming event heads to Scotland for the very first time this weekend and we'll be finding out all about it from organizer Andy Brown. Wheelchair Athlete and Inspirational Speaker Kenny Herriot drops into the Aberdeen studio. A man who is very familiar with jungle expeditions relives a few of his adventures for us, Will Millard joins Out for the Weekend! Shopping trolleys, typewriters and ski's - just some of the things that have been 'caught' by urban fisherman Alistair Stewart! He joins Fiona. We catch up with the Banchory Kids who've made it back from their exceptional expedition across Scotland!

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A man who has been invited to Buckingham Palace and had the once very famous 'big red book' thrown at him, joins Out for the Weekend - Fiona will be catching up with veteran British circus ringmaster Norman Barrett MBE! Retro Consoles, Classic Arcade Machines, Pinball and Minecraft! Britain's most diverse gaming event heads to Scotland for the very first time this weekend and we'll be finding out all about it from organizer Andy Brown. Wheelchair Athlete and Inspirational Speaker Kenny Herriot drops into the Aberdeen studio. A man who is very familiar with jungle expeditions relives a few of his adventures for us, Will Millard joins Out for the Weekend! Shopping trolleys, typewriters and ski's - just some of the things that have been 'caught' by urban fisherman Alistair Stewart! He joins Fiona. We catch up with the Banchory Kids who've made it back from their exceptional expedition across Scotland!

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As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker offers inspiration and insight into what's happening across Scotland in Out for the Weekend. From outdoor festivals to leisurely strolls, we'll give you the best advice including where the sun is going shine in our weekend weather forecast. If your outdoor activities are more home based, expert gardener Carole Baxter will be on hand with tips for keen and enthusiastic gardeners alike - and if you've never even felt the inclination to venture over your door step, a wide range of guests including Chris Packham and Mark Beaumont should persuade you to get Out for the Weekend.

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The official Out for the Weekend Osprey Chicks will finally be named this week as Presenter Fiona and Producer Fiona head to Loch Garten to meet the chicks and catch up with the RSPB's Jess Tomes. Fiona, Evie and Emily all got the chance to muck in and make Mud Pies this week as they took some lessons from Mandy Tulloch ahead of International Mud Day! We catch up with multiple marathon runner Simon Clark, who will have just past the 1,000 mile mark of his current expedition! Fancy a tattie scone? Well Piping At Forres is the place to be this weekend as the World Tattie Scone Championships get underway! Elaine Sutherland will be giving Fiona all the important info ahead of the competition. The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is not just for teenagers - Fiona will be finding out about the Diamond Challenge, including a chat with 30-something participant Amanda Hogge who plans to complete 2,016 self- powered kilometres by the end of 2016!

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The official Out for the Weekend Osprey Chicks will finally be named this week as Presenter Fiona and Producer Fiona head to Loch Garten to meet the chicks and catch up with the RSPB's Jess Tomes. Fiona, Evie and Emily all got the chance to muck in and make Mud Pies this week as they took some lessons from Mandy Tulloch ahead of International Mud Day! We catch up with multiple marathon runner Simon Clark, who will have just past the 1,000 mile mark of his current expedition! Fancy a tattie scone? Well Piping At Forres is the place to be this weekend as the World Tattie Scone Championships get underway! Elaine Sutherland will be giving Fiona all the important info ahead of the competition. The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is not just for teenagers - Fiona will be finding out about the Diamond Challenge, including a chat with 30-something participant Amanda Hogge who plans to complete 2,016 self- powered kilometres by the end of 2016!

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Participants from this weekend's Edinburgh International Magic Festival are expected to have a few tricks up their sleeve to open this week's Out for the Weekend! Shipwreck diver and author Rod Macdonald will be joining Pennie Latin live in the BBC Aberdeen Studio! And staying under water, Chris Boardman might be known for his cycling but he's also a diving fan, he spoke to Pennie earlier this week... We find out what will be happening at Scone Palace this weekend as we get the lowdown on the 2016 Scottish Game Fair...The latest Sand Sculpture's to feature at this year's East Neuk Festival will be revealed... Charlie Philips takes Pennie out on a dolphin spotting adventure...Neil Robertson will be revealing some of the best picnic...And forget the barbecue, this summer's must have is apparently the outdoor pizza oven....Pennie will be finishing the show with some pizza in the company of Foodie Quine Claire Jessiman... if we can get ours up and running that is.

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Participants from this weekend's Edinburgh International Magic Festival are expected to have a few tricks up their sleeve to open this week's Out for the Weekend! Shipwreck diver and author Rod Macdonald will be joining Pennie Latin live in the BBC Aberdeen Studio! And staying under water, Chris Boardman might be known for his cycling but he's also a diving fan, he spoke to Pennie earlier this week... We find out what will be happening at Scone Palace this weekend as we get the lowdown on the 2016 Scottish Game Fair...The latest Sand Sculpture's to feature at this year's East Neuk Festival will be revealed... Charlie Philips takes Pennie out on a dolphin spotting adventure...Neil Robertson will be revealing some of the best picnic...And forget the barbecue, this summer's must have is apparently the outdoor pizza oven....Pennie will be finishing the show with some pizza in the company of Foodie Quine Claire Jessiman... if we can get ours up and running that is...

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Louise White chats to the former MP and Cabinet Minister Lord Chris Smith about his love of the outdoors. Chris - who has climbed every single Munro - will be giving Louise some advice on her own Munro climbing mission! Meanwhile, Peter Gibbs swops the weather map for gardening tools as he reveals all about this weekend's very special Gardeners' Question Time in Edinburgh and Steve Owens will be updating us on all things astronomical!

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Louise White chats to the former MP and Cabinet Minister Lord Chris Smith about his love of the outdoors. Chris - who has climbed every single Munro - will be giving Louise some advice on her own Munro climbing mission! Meanwhile, Peter Gibbs swops the weather map for gardening tools as he reveals all about this weekend's very special Gardeners' Question Time in Edinburgh and Steve Owens will be updating us on all things astronomical!

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Fiona Stalker spends a day with naturalist and wildlife writer Sir John Lister-Kaye.

Find out what happened when Fiona spent the day with the conservationist, naturalist and author John Lister-Kaye! What's so special about the Blackcap? The RSPB's Jess Tomes will be giving Fiona the lowdown. Now that we're in the middle of the school holidays are you dreading that plane trip with the kids? Janice Hopper from Tots2Travel will be on hand with some top tips! We find out about a brand new snorkelling project just getting underway in the North West Highlands. Fancy spending 6 months cycling in Japan? The Carroll Family from Aberdeenshire have just returned from doing just that and they'll be joining Fiona in the Aberdeen Studio. From Alaska to Edinburgh - Ice Road Trucker Todd Dewey joins us ahead of this weekend's Truckfest Scotland! And Jane Lewis joins us with an Olympic preview as she prepares to head off to Rio!

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Fiona Stalker spends a day with naturalist and wildlife writer Sir John Lister-Kaye.

Find out what happened when Fiona spent the day with the conservationist, naturalist and author John Lister-Kaye! What's so special about the Blackcap? The RSPB's Jess Tomes will be giving Fiona the lowdown. Now that we're in the middle of the school holidays are you dreading that plane trip with the kids? Janice Hopper from Tots2Travel will be on hand with some top tips! We find out about a brand new snorkelling project just getting underway in the North West Highlands. Fancy spending 6 months cycling in Japan? The Carroll Family from Aberdeenshire have just returned from doing just that and they'll be joining Fiona in the Aberdeen Studio. From Alaska to Edinburgh - Ice Road Trucker Todd Dewey joins us ahead of this weekend's Truckfest Scotland! And Jane Lewis joins us with an Olympic preview as she prepares to head off to Rio!

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Fiona Stalker is joined by adventurer, blogger and photographer Will Copestake.

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Fiona Stalker is joined by adventurer, blogger and photographer Will Copestake.

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Fiona Stalker is joined by sports broadcaster Dougie Donnelly.

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Fiona Stalker is joined by sports broadcaster Dougie Donnelly.

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Fiona Stalker with a whole host of ideas to get you 'Out for the Weekend'.

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Fiona Stalker with a whole host of ideas to get you 'Out for the Weekend'.

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Fiona Stalker is joined by endurance adventurer Sean Conway.

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Fiona Stalker is joined by endurance adventurer Sean Conway.

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Aviator, adventurer and inspirational speaker Tracey Curtis Taylor is Fiona's special guest.

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Aviator, adventurer and inspirational speaker Tracey Curtis Taylor is Fiona's special guest.

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Fancy swopping your 9 to 5 job for a life working outdoors in the countryside? Ben Dolphin did just that and he joins Fiona.

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Fancy swopping your 9 to 5 job for a life working outdoors in the countryside? Ben Dolphin did just that and he joins Fiona.

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Triathlon coach, former Professional Triathlete and Top ten Ironman Finisher Fiona Ford joins Fiona Stalker.

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Triathlon coach, former Professional Triathlete and Top ten Ironman Finisher Fiona Ford joins Fiona Stalker.

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Is laughter the best medicine? Aberdeen's Comedy Festival is about to get underway and Naz Hussain, Liam Withnail, Duncan Guthrie and Wray Thomson will all be joining Fiona live in the Aberdeen studio to give us a taster!

Did you see many butterflies this summer? With the public's help Butterfly Conservation have been carrying out a count right across the UK and we'll be finding out the results - particularly in Scotland!

Fiona will be catching up with a man who has just completed his 401 marathons in 401 days challenge - Ben Smith!

Have you heard of Rai Con? Well Sha Nazir will be telling Fiona all about it ahead of this weekend's big event in Glasgow.

We're currently on half term and as many of you will have youngsters to entertain, we sent our reporter Claire White out to Mini Fest to find out exactly what's on offer!

What's your favourite Mammal? The Royal Society of Biology have just launched a poll to find out which one tickles your fancy most and Professor Zavier Lambin will be giving us details on exactly how you can register your vote before it's too late.

Spree Fest begins in Paisley this weekend... we find out what's on offer for all of the family.

Fiona discovers the many benefits wonders of Parkour at Aberdeen's Northfield Academy!

And the Chinese State Circus is currently in Scotland with their brand new extravaganza - Dynasty. Binky Beaumont joins us live from the show preparations in Edinburgh.

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Is laughter the best medicine? Aberdeen's Comedy Festival is about to get underway and Naz Hussain, Liam Withnail, Duncan Guthrie and Wray Thomson will all be joining Fiona live in the Aberdeen studio to give us a taster!

Did you see many butterflies this summer? With the public's help Butterfly Conservation have been carrying out a count right across the UK and we'll be finding out the results - particularly in Scotland!

Fiona will be catching up with a man who has just completed his 401 marathons in 401 days challenge - Ben Smith!

Have you heard of Rai Con? Well Sha Nazir will be telling Fiona all about it ahead of this weekend's big event in Glasgow.

We're currently on half term and as many of you will have youngsters to entertain, we sent our reporter Claire White out to Mini Fest to find out exactly what's on offer!

What's your favourite Mammal? The Royal Society of Biology have just launched a poll to find out which one tickles your fancy most and Professor Zavier Lambin will be giving us details on exactly how you can register your vote before it's too late.

Spree Fest begins in Paisley this weekend... we find out what's on offer for all of the family.

Fiona discovers the many benefits wonders of Parkour at Aberdeen's Northfield Academy!

And the Chinese State Circus is currently in Scotland with their brand new extravaganza - Dynasty. Binky Beaumont joins us live from the show preparations in Edinburgh.

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It's almost Halloween so we have plenty of spooky suggestions for keeping you entertained both indoors and out, right across Scotland!

Fiona will be joined in the studio by Mandy Tulloch who has plenty up her sleeve to keep your youngsters busy with activities over the spooky period...meanwhile Janice Hopper will be brimming with ideas of places to go this Halloween...

Social Media Wizz Ken Banks joins Fiona in the studio to keep us up-to-date with all our listener correspondence!

If horses are your thing then Claverhouse Equestrian Centre in Dundee could be the place for you and your family this weekend...we sent Julia Hamilton for a visit to check out what's on offer...

Producer Claire White caught up with a lady who is currently flying miles with swans - Sacha Dench!

Staying in the sky, Paul Cox often commutes to his work using a very unusual means of transport... we will be finding out more...

A bubble monster and a banana hammer?! The Dundee Science Festival kicks off this weekend and Julia Hamilton went along for a preview...

Perthshire Amber - The Dougie Maclean Festival kicks off next week and the man himself will be joining us with all of the details...

As we prepare to gain an hour this weekend, Sam Little finds out just how running can help you handle those clocks going back...

And fancy a trip to Harris? Neil Robertson has all of the highlights available at his finger tips!

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It's almost Halloween so we have plenty of spooky suggestions for keeping you entertained both indoors and out, right across Scotland!

Fiona will be joined in the studio by Mandy Tulloch who has plenty up her sleeve to keep your youngsters busy with activities over the spooky period...meanwhile Janice Hopper will be brimming with ideas of places to go this Halloween...

Social Media Wizz Ken Banks joins Fiona in the studio to keep us up-to-date with all our listener correspondence!

If horses are your thing then Claverhouse Equestrian Centre in Dundee could be the place for you and your family this weekend...we sent Julia Hamilton for a visit to check out what's on offer...

Producer Claire White caught up with a lady who is currently flying miles with swans - Sacha Dench!

Staying in the sky, Paul Cox often commutes to his work using a very unusual means of transport... we will be finding out more...

A bubble monster and a banana hammer?! The Dundee Science Festival kicks off this weekend and Julia Hamilton went along for a preview...

Perthshire Amber - The Dougie Maclean Festival kicks off next week and the man himself will be joining us with all of the details...

As we prepare to gain an hour this weekend, Sam Little finds out just how running can help you handle those clocks going back...

And fancy a trip to Harris? Neil Robertson has all of the highlights available at his finger tips!

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A man who has never let any of his disabilities stand in his way, will be telling Fiona why climbing is such a huge part of his life - Kevin Shields joins Out for the Weekend.

Social Media Wizz Ken Banks joins Fiona in the studio to keep us up-to-date with all our listener correspondence!

If the thought of joining the gym leaves you could then Rabble could be the exercise for you! Founder Charlotte Roach tells us where the idea came from and what it's all about!

Find out what happened when Claire White headed to the Cairngorms to find out all about their Mountain Winter Season.

Carole Baxter will be in the studio for more gardening tips and to answer any queries, while Steve Owens has the very latest on all astronomical...

Fiona has been a busy bee.... Training with the Polar Academy kids and taking a visit to Edinburgh Dungeon...

The best hot chocolate you've ever tasted?! Katie Wight will be showing Fiona how!

And how do you get the best family portrait outside?? We'll be finding out when Judy Laing joins Fiona and her family in the Aberdeen Car Park for a photo shoot!

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As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker offers inspiration and insight into what's happening across Scotland in Out for the Weekend. From outdoor festivals to leisurely strolls, we'll give you the best advice including where the sun is going shine in our weekend weather forecast. If your outdoor activities are more home based, expert gardener Carole Baxter will be on hand with tips for keen and enthusiastic gardeners alike - and if you've never even felt the inclination to venture over your door step, a wide range of guests including Chris Packham and Mark Beaumont should persuade you to get Out for the Weekend.

A man who has never let any of his disabilities stand in his way, will be telling Fiona why climbing is such a huge part of his life - Kevin Shields joins Out for the Weekend.

Social Media Wizz Ken Banks joins Fiona in the studio to keep us up-to-date with all our listener correspondence!

If the thought of joining the gym leaves you could then Rabble could be the exercise for you! Founder Charlotte Roach tells us where the idea came from and what it's all about!

Find out what happened when Claire White headed to the Cairngorms to find out all about their Mountain Winter Season.

Carole Baxter will be in the studio for more gardening tips and to answer any queries, while Steve Owens has the very latest on all astronomical...

Fiona has been a busy bee.... Training with the Polar Academy kids and taking a visit to Edinburgh Dungeon...

The best hot chocolate you've ever tasted?! Katie Wight will be showing Fiona how!

And how do you get the best family portrait outside?? We'll be finding out when Judy Laing joins Fiona and her family in the Aberdeen Car Park for a photo shoot!

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Andrew Kirkpatrick joins Fiona to talk about his experience mountain climbing, 1,000 meter vertical assents and stunt work in Hollywood.

If the thought of filling the Christmas holiday with things to do leaves you stumped then never fear - Janice Hopper will be giving Fiona some great festive ideas for how to keep the whole family entertained over the Christmas period.

Social Media Wizz Ken Banks joins Fiona in the studio to keep us up-to-date with all our listener correspondence!

Neil Robertson will be telling us about the jewels of Fife and where the best places to visit are.

A new orienteering course has launched at Duthie Park in Aberdeen. Emily Esson goes along to see if her sense of direction is up to the test.

When do you put your Christmas tree up? Fiona finds out about a festival in Pitlochry where the trees are up already!

And with lots of travel on the cards over the holiday period, how can you make sure your car is in tip top shape? Fiona will be getting a winter car health check live in the car park - will she pass??

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Andrew Kirkpatrick joins Fiona to talk about his experience mountain climbing, 1,000 meter vertical assents and stunt work in Hollywood.

If the thought of filling the Christmas holiday with things to do leaves you stumped then never fear - Janice Hopper will be giving Fiona some great festive ideas for how to keep the whole family entertained over the Christmas period.

Social Media Wizz Ken Banks joins Fiona in the studio to keep us up-to-date with all our listener correspondence!

Neil Robertson will be telling us about the jewels of Fife and where the best places to visit are.

A new orienteering course has launched at Duthie Park in Aberdeen. Emily Esson goes along to see if her sense of direction is up to the test.

When do you put your Christmas tree up? Fiona finds out about a festival in Pitlochry where the trees are up already!

And with lots of travel on the cards over the holiday period, how can you make sure your car is in tip top shape? Fiona will be getting a winter car health check live in the car park - will she pass??

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Fiona speak to a Murray Wilkie, a man better known by his online alias Scotland's Mountains. Murray not only climbs the mountains of Scotland but capturers breath-taking footage along the way.

Reporter Emily Esson finds out about what has Glasgow jumping for joy at Ryze Glasgow Trampoline Park.

Drive-In movies are not just for summer! Fiona finds out about a Christmas movie night at Castle Fraser and gets the lowdown from staff member Sarah Philliban.

Winter festivals are in nearly every town and city this year, but sometimes they are not that easy to navigate. Reporter Samantha Little and Anne Begg head to Aberdeen's Winter Festival to see how accessible it really is for those with disabilities.

Mandy Tulloch will be chatting to Fiona about how to make sure the whole family is wrapped up warm enough to enjoy the chilly season.

Fiona speaks to Robbie Phillips, a climber known for his ambitious climbs and limitless desire to go further...and higher!

Reporter Claire White goes Nordic Skiing in Huntly and learns that you don't always need snow to ski.

And finally we find out all about the tides of Britain from William Thomson, author of The Book of Tides. From how to read them to unusual phenomenon, there is more to water than meets the eye.

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Fiona speak to a Murray Wilkie, a man better known by his online alias Scotland's Mountains. Murray not only climbs the mountains of Scotland but capturers breath-taking footage along the way.

Reporter Emily Esson finds out about what has Glasgow jumping for joy at Ryze Glasgow Trampoline Park.

Drive-In movies are not just for summer! Fiona finds out about a Christmas movie night at Castle Fraser and gets the lowdown from staff member Sarah Philliban.

Winter festivals are in nearly every town and city this year, but sometimes they are not that easy to navigate. Reporter Samantha Little and Anne Begg head to Aberdeen's Winter Festival to see how accessible it really is for those with disabilities.

Mandy Tulloch will be chatting to Fiona about how to make sure the whole family is wrapped up warm enough to enjoy the chilly season.

Fiona speaks to Robbie Phillips, a climber known for his ambitious climbs and limitless desire to go further...and higher!

Reporter Claire White goes Nordic Skiing in Huntly and learns that you don't always need snow to ski.

And finally we find out all about the tides of Britain from William Thomson, author of The Book of Tides. From how to read them to unusual phenomenon, there is more to water than meets the eye.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker offers inspiration and insight into what's happening across Scotland in Out for the Weekend. From outdoor festivals to leisurely strolls, we'll give you the best advice including where the sun is going shine in our weekend weather forecast. If your outdoor activities are more home based, expert gardener Carole Baxter will be on hand with tips for keen and enthusiastic gardeners alike - and if you've never even felt the inclination to venture over your door step, a wide range of guests including Chris Packham and Mark Beaumont should persuade you to get Out for the Weekend.

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Join Fiona Stalker for a special year end edition of Out for the Weekend. Fiona visits the National Museum of Scotland which celebrated its 150th birthday this year with the opening of 10 new galleries. She plays a tomato piano, gets up close with some of our closest relations and finds out how the museum actually works. Fiona has also been trying out some new activities for the first time this year as we revisit her attempts at fly fishing, training with school pupils bound for Arctic Greenland and her mammoth challenge of climbing the equivalent height of the Empire State Building for Children in Need.

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Join Fiona Stalker for a special year end edition of Out for the Weekend. Fiona visits the National Museum of Scotland which celebrated its 150th birthday this year with the opening of 10 new galleries. She plays a tomato piano, gets up close with some of our closest relations and finds out how the museum actually works. Fiona has also been trying out some new activities for the first time this year as we revisit her attempts at fly fishing, training with school pupils bound for Arctic Greenland and her mammoth challenge of climbing the equivalent height of the Empire State Building for Children in Need.

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Polly Murray, the first Scottish woman to summit Everest, joins Fiona to talk about her life's many adventures and what inspires her to keep going.

Snow Factor is Scotland's only indoor real snow slope and we hear what they're doing for World Snow Day.

As it is Friday 13th, things are looking a bit spooky in the studio. Fiona went to the Edinburgh Vaults to find out about the horrid history of the capital.

We hear about Strathpuffer 24 - a gruelling 24 hour mountain bike race held in the highlands.

Continuing on with our spooky theme we hear about Crathes Castle, one of the most haunted castles in Scotland, from head tour guide Ron Nairn.

Mandy Tulloch joins Fiona to talk about all things snow. With flurries in the forecast, is there more to do with the white stuff then just sledging?

One island in Scotland is only just celebrating New Year! Fiona hears from resident Jim Gear about why the folk on Foula follow the Julian calendar.

Reported Claire White finds a moment of calm when she tries yoga for the first time.

We hear about a special festival just for toddlers at Camera Obscura. Organiser Alyce Paton speaks to Fiona about the "Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest".

Gilmerton Cove on the outskirts of Edinburgh is a bit of a mystery - no one knows what it was built for! Fiona went along to have a look and to try and solve the mystery.

And finally a spooky show wouldn't be complete without taking a look at the Royal Burgh of Culross. Linda Whiteford speaks to Fiona about the hauntings she has experienced there.

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Polly Murray, the first Scottish woman to summit Everest, joins Fiona to talk about her life's many adventures and what inspires her to keep going.

Snow Factor is Scotland's only indoor real snow slope and we hear what they're doing for World Snow Day.

As it is Friday 13th, things are looking a bit spooky in the studio. Fiona went to the Edinburgh Vaults to find out about the horrid history of the capital.

We hear about Strathpuffer 24 - a gruelling 24 hour mountain bike race held in the highlands.

Continuing on with our spooky theme we hear about Crathes Castle, one of the most haunted castles in Scotland, from head tour guide Ron Nairn.

Mandy Tulloch joins Fiona to talk about all things snow. With flurries in the forecast, is there more to do with the white stuff then just sledging?

One island in Scotland is only just celebrating New Year! Fiona hears from resident Jim Gear about why the folk on Foula follow the Julian calendar.

Reported Claire White finds a moment of calm when she tries yoga for the first time.

We hear about a special festival just for toddlers at Camera Obscura. Organiser Alyce Paton speaks to Fiona about the "Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest".

Gilmerton Cove on the outskirts of Edinburgh is a bit of a mystery - no one knows what it was built for! Fiona went along to have a look and to try and solve the mystery.

And finally a spooky show wouldn't be complete without taking a look at the Royal Burgh of Culross. Linda Whiteford speaks to Fiona about the hauntings she has experienced there.

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Robert MacKenzie is the Winner of The Scottish Youth Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture and joined Fiona to talk about inspiring children to climb and how he started climbing age 3!

Reporter Emily Esson tries her hand at the martial art Sooyang Do and found out that there's more to it than shouting and hitting.

Peterhead Prison is going to be holding a breakout night where participants can take part in a re-enactment of the famous 1987 prison riot. George Walker, event organiser, tells Fiona more.

George Anderson is back on the show to talk about his tree of the month - this time he tells us all about the Yew tree.

If creepy crawlies aren't your thing then maybe David Low could convince you otherwise. The Critter Keeper will be in the studio to tell us why we shouldn't be scared of things that crawl and slither and he has a surprise guest for Fiona.

Reporter Claire White recently took to the beaches of Shetland to take part in a 2 minute beach clean. She spoke to one beach cleaner, Rachel Laurenson, to find out how we can all get involved.

The Audacious Women Festival is back in Edinburgh for the second year. Fiona speaks to founder Sally Wainwright about what we can expect this year.

If hostel hopping makes you think of shared dorms, dirty kitchens and rowdy students then think again. Janice Hooper from Tots2Travel tells Fiona why we should be considering hosteling for a family holiday.

Reporter Fran Vaughan went in search of a moment of calm this week at The Confucius Institute in Aberdeen with Tai Chi instructor Mathew Knight.

And if you're a fan of tea and cake, then why not take part in Cup Of Tea With A Refugee? Wing Yee Li of Glasgow-based Central and Western Integration Network tells Fiona more.

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Robert MacKenzie is the Winner of The Scottish Youth Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture and joined Fiona to talk about inspiring children to climb and how he started climbing age 3!

Reporter Emily Esson tries her hand at the martial art Sooyang Do and found out that there's more to it than shouting and hitting.

Peterhead Prison is going to be holding a breakout night where participants can take part in a re-enactment of the famous 1987 prison riot. George Walker, event organiser, tells Fiona more.

George Anderson is back on the show to talk about his tree of the month - this time he tells us all about the Yew tree.

If creepy crawlies aren't your thing then maybe David Low could convince you otherwise. The Critter Keeper will be in the studio to tell us why we shouldn't be scared of things that crawl and slither and he has a surprise guest for Fiona.

Reporter Claire White recently took to the beaches of Shetland to take part in a 2 minute beach clean. She spoke to one beach cleaner, Rachel Laurenson, to find out how we can all get involved.

The Audacious Women Festival is back in Edinburgh for the second year. Fiona speaks to founder Sally Wainwright about what we can expect this year.

If hostel hopping makes you think of shared dorms, dirty kitchens and rowdy students then think again. Janice Hooper from Tots2Travel tells Fiona why we should be considering hosteling for a family holiday.

Reporter Fran Vaughan went in search of a moment of calm this week at The Confucius Institute in Aberdeen with Tai Chi instructor Mathew Knight.

And if you're a fan of tea and cake, then why not take part in Cup Of Tea With A Refugee? Wing Yee Li of Glasgow-based Central and Western Integration Network tells Fiona more.

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Scientist and adventurer Dr Raeanne Miller talks to Fiona about her recent all-female trip to the Antarctic and why more girls should be interested in science.

Fiona went to Edinburgh Zoo to find out about the penguins that are picking a mate.

Out of Doors presenter Mark Stephen recently went up the 150ft high Titan Crane at Clydebank with two of the guides.

We hear from Ryan MacDonald about Disabled Access Day and what we can expect from the weekend of events.

Singer, songwriter and story teller Grace Banks joins Fiona in the car park to talk about her new CD for children Songs From The Woods.

Gardening supreme Carole Baxter is in the studio and this week we're chatting all things roses.

Reporter Emily Esson went along to the Grampian Flyers Wheel Chair Basketball Team and found out about their training from coach Grant Wilson.

We hear from Gwen Raes from Woodland Trust Scotland about a community planting day at Glenfinglas in the Trossachs this Saturday.

Reporter Claire White went to the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art in Glasgow and was given a tour by Laura Bauld.

The Scottish Outdoor Pursuits show is coming to Glasgow this weekend and we hear what's in store from event director Tom Lovering.

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Scientist and adventurer Dr Raeanne Miller talks to Fiona about her recent all-female trip to the Antarctic and why more girls should be interested in science.

Fiona went to Edinburgh Zoo to find out about the penguins that are picking a mate.

Out of Doors presenter Mark Stephen recently went up the 150ft high Titan Crane at Clydebank with two of the guides.

We hear from Ryan MacDonald about Disabled Access Day and what we can expect from the weekend of events.

Singer, songwriter and story teller Grace Banks joins Fiona in the car park to talk about her new CD for children Songs From The Woods.

Gardening supreme Carole Baxter is in the studio and this week we're chatting all things roses.

Reporter Emily Esson went along to the Grampian Flyers Wheel Chair Basketball Team and found out about their training from coach Grant Wilson.

We hear from Gwen Raes from Woodland Trust Scotland about a community planting day at Glenfinglas in the Trossachs this Saturday.

Reporter Claire White went to the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art in Glasgow and was given a tour by Laura Bauld.

The Scottish Outdoor Pursuits show is coming to Glasgow this weekend and we hear what's in store from event director Tom Lovering.

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Olly Hicks is currently preparing for "One Of The World's Last Great Firsts" - rowing around the world! Fiona spoke to Olly by the banks of the River Dee to hear how his preparations are going.

Dumfries is to hold its first Wild Film Festival and we hear all about the festival from project manager Ed Forrest.

Reporter Frankie Vaughn recently tried a highly unusual sport - Quidditch! She met up with the Edinburgh Holyrood Hippogriffs who gave her a lesson.

Friday is Red Nose Day and we hear about one school that is doing their bit to raise money for Comic Relief. Marice Mackay and Mallie Clubb from Balmedie School tell us all about the fundraising the school has been doing.

With Mother's Day this weekend, reporter Helen Needham met up with Mandy Tulloch to find out what outdoor makes the kids can create for mum.

Sinead Kane is a visually impaired runner who isn't letting her lack of sight stop her drive to be the best. Fiona spoke to Sinead about her recent achievements including running The World Marathon Challenge.

The Edinburgh International Science Festival starts on April 1st and we get a sneak preview from Amanda Tyndall, Creative Director.

The Hawick Reivers Festival takes place this weekend and we find out more about the history behind the festival as well as what we can expect from festival chairman Cath Elliot.

Gardening supreme Carole Baxter took Fiona to a new sensory garden that is being built in Aberdeen and they gave the gardeners a helping hand.

And we hear about the dark side of Dundee from history tour guides Louise Murphy and Stewart Seaton who run Dark Dundee Tours.

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Olly Hicks is currently preparing for "One Of The World's Last Great Firsts" - rowing around the world! Fiona spoke to Olly by the banks of the River Dee to hear how his preparations are going.

Dumfries is to hold its first Wild Film Festival and we hear all about the festival from project manager Ed Forrest.

Reporter Frankie Vaughn recently tried a highly unusual sport - Quidditch! She met up with the Edinburgh Holyrood Hippogriffs who gave her a lesson.

Friday is Red Nose Day and we hear about one school that is doing their bit to raise money for Comic Relief. Marice Mackay and Mallie Clubb from Balmedie School tell us all about the fundraising the school has been doing.

With Mother's Day this weekend, reporter Helen Needham met up with Mandy Tulloch to find out what outdoor makes the kids can create for mum.

Sinead Kane is a visually impaired runner who isn't letting her lack of sight stop her drive to be the best. Fiona spoke to Sinead about her recent achievements including running The World Marathon Challenge.

The Edinburgh International Science Festival starts on April 1st and we get a sneak preview from Amanda Tyndall, Creative Director.

The Hawick Reivers Festival takes place this weekend and we find out more about the history behind the festival as well as what we can expect from festival chairman Cath Elliot.

Gardening supreme Carole Baxter took Fiona to a new sensory garden that is being built in Aberdeen and they gave the gardeners a helping hand.

And we hear about the dark side of Dundee from history tour guides Louise Murphy and Stewart Seaton who run Dark Dundee Tours.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker offers inspiration and insight into what's happening across Scotland in Out for the Weekend. From outdoor festivals to leisurely strolls, we'll give you the best advice including where the sun is going shine in our weekend weather forecast. If your outdoor activities are more home based, expert gardener Carole Baxter will be on hand with tips for keen and enthusiastic gardeners alike - and if you've never even felt the inclination to venture over your door step, a wide range of guests including Chris Packham and Mark Beaumont should persuade you to get Out for the Weekend.

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The start of the Highland Game season is nearly here and if you've always fancied trying your hand then the Scottish Highland Games Association have just the event. An introduction to Highland Games takes place this Sunday at Glamis Castle and Ian Grieve has all the info.

Longer days and more light are making hillwalking an increasingly tempting prospect, but for some people it's not as simple as heading out of the door and up a mountain. Reporter, Sam Little, scales Bennachie with new charity, Walk-ability, and chats with client, Mary, on her first hill climb with a new guide dog.

The RSPB in Edinburgh are holding a Wild Day Out at Holyrood park this weekend and Youth and Families Officer, Jasper Hamlet gives Fiona the details.

Does your dog disgrace you? Well dog trainer Rosemary Pirie is back in the Aberdeen Car Park to give you the dog etiquette tips you require to hold your head high in the park.

Springfest is a celebration of food and drink in Scotland that takes place on the banks of Loch Lomond. Festival organiser Kat Kennedy tells Fiona what we can expect.

If camping seems a little hard core then maybe Janice Hopper can offer a more glamourous approach. She'll be in the studio chatting about glamping with the family.

Skelf Bike Park is having its official opening this weekend and we hear from Conrad Molleson about why the park is something special.

Reporter Emily Esson recently ran away to join the circus at Aerial Edge in Glasgow and found that she rather liked life hanging upside down.

And George Anderson is back on the show talking about his tree of the month, the Birch.

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The start of the Highland Game season is nearly here and if you've always fancied trying your hand then the Scottish Highland Games Association have just the event. An introduction to Highland Games takes place this Sunday at Glamis Castle and Ian Grieve has all the info.

Longer days and more light are making hillwalking an increasingly tempting prospect, but for some people it's not as simple as heading out of the door and up a mountain. Reporter, Sam Little, scales Bennachie with new charity, Walk-ability, and chats with client, Mary, on her first hill climb with a new guide dog.

The RSPB in Edinburgh are holding a Wild Day Out at Holyrood park this weekend and Youth and Families Officer, Jasper Hamlet gives Fiona the details.

Does your dog disgrace you? Well dog trainer Rosemary Pirie is back in the Aberdeen Car Park to give you the dog etiquette tips you require to hold your head high in the park.

Springfest is a celebration of food and drink in Scotland that takes place on the banks of Loch Lomond. Festival organiser Kat Kennedy tells Fiona what we can expect.

If camping seems a little hard core then maybe Janice Hopper can offer a more glamourous approach. She'll be in the studio chatting about glamping with the family.

Skelf Bike Park is having its official opening this weekend and we hear from Conrad Molleson about why the park is something special.

Reporter Emily Esson recently ran away to join the circus at Aerial Edge in Glasgow and found that she rather liked life hanging upside down.

And George Anderson is back on the show talking about his tree of the month, the Birch.

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If you've been inspired to get the tent out of the garage and take the family camping, but are apprehensive about taking the kids then maybe Simon McGrath will be able to help. Simon has written a new book "Camping with Kids" to help everyone get the most out of the canvas experience.

Steve Owens from the Glasgow Science Centre is back in the studio and is giving us an insight into what is happening in the night skies.

Reporter Karen MacKenzie recently got a lesson on using a chainsaw, and found out that it wasn't quite as scary as she first thought.

Do you know what the National animal of Scotland is? You might be surprised to learn that it's the Unicorn! With National Unicorn Day on the 9th April, we speak to Louise Purves from Visit Scotland to find out more about our mythical national beast.

Travel guru Neil Robertson is back on the show and this week he spoke to Karen MacKenzie about the delights of Clackmannanshire.

Scotland is home to six World Heritage sites all of which will be celebrating World Heritage Day on 18th April. We find out more about each site and what is planned from Jeff Sanders.

International wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein chats to Louise about his life behind the lens and gives his top tips on taking the perfect shot.

Louise caught up with Everest climber Mollie Hughes just before Mollie set off for her second ascent of the mountain via the more dangerous North Face.

Carol Baxter is in the studio and she's taking your gardening questions! If you have a gardening conundrum then now is your chance to put your questions to the Queen of Gardening.

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If you've been inspired to get the tent out of the garage and take the family camping, but are apprehensive about taking the kids then maybe Simon McGrath will be able to help. Simon has written a new book "Camping with Kids" to help everyone get the most out of the canvas experience.

Steve Owens from the Glasgow Science Centre is back in the studio and is giving us an insight into what is happening in the night skies.

Reporter Karen MacKenzie recently got a lesson on using a chainsaw, and found out that it wasn't quite as scary as she first thought.

Do you know what the National animal of Scotland is? You might be surprised to learn that it's the Unicorn! With National Unicorn Day on the 9th April, we speak to Louise Purves from Visit Scotland to find out more about our mythical national beast.

Travel guru Neil Robertson is back on the show and this week he spoke to Karen MacKenzie about the delights of Clackmannanshire.

Scotland is home to six World Heritage sites all of which will be celebrating World Heritage Day on 18th April. We find out more about each site and what is planned from Jeff Sanders.

International wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein chats to Louise about his life behind the lens and gives his top tips on taking the perfect shot.

Louise caught up with Everest climber Mollie Hughes just before Mollie set off for her second ascent of the mountain via the more dangerous North Face.

Carol Baxter is in the studio and she's taking your gardening questions! If you have a gardening conundrum then now is your chance to put your questions to the Queen of Gardening.

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Fiona Stalker chats to bricklayer turned stargazer Gary Fildes.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker offers inspiration and insight into what's happening across Scotland in Out for the Weekend. From outdoor festivals to leisurely strolls, we'll give you the best advice including where the sun is going shine in our weekend weather forecast. If your outdoor activities are more home based, expert gardener Carole Baxter will be on hand with tips for keen and enthusiastic gardeners alike - and if you've never even felt the inclination to venture over your door step, a wide range of guests including Chris Packham and Mark Beaumont should persuade you to get Out for the Weekend.

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Dr Juliet McGrattan chats about her book Sorted: The Active Woman's Guide to Health.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker offers inspiration and insight into what's happening across Scotland in Out for the Weekend. From outdoor festivals to leisurely strolls, we'll give you the best advice including where the sun is going shine in our weekend weather forecast. If your outdoor activities are more home based, expert gardener Carole Baxter will be on hand with tips for keen and enthusiastic gardeners alike - and if you've never even felt the inclination to venture over your door step, a wide range of guests including Chris Packham and Mark Beaumont should persuade you to get Out for the Weekend.

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Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

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Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

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Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Alys Fowler is best known for her gardening expertise, but she felt a pull to the water ways of Birmingham. She chats to Helen Needham about her life changing experience on the Birmingham canals and her new book "Hidden Nature".

From canals in Birmingham to Scottish canals - Fiona chats to Richard Millar of Scottish Canals to find out a bit more about our underrated waterways.

This weekend Fort William will be playing host to the Mountain Bike World Cup. We chat to Peter McFarlane to find out what's in store.

Staying on the bike, reporter Karen MacKenzie recently went to chat to Mark Beaumont as he prepares himself to cycle around the world in 80 days.

Steve Owens from the Glasgow Science Centre joins the show to tell us about how even on the lightest nights there's something to see in the sky.

Story teller Grace Banks is back in the Beechgrove car park talking about the importance of letting kids explore the outdoors and telling us some tales of tall trees!

With the rise of one day and urban festivals we chat to Mark Lenthall, Marketing Director of Digital Love Events to find out more about our love for local festivals.

We have a live report from Gardening Scotland with Carole Baxter who will tell us the top sights of the weekend.

Scotland's Gardens allows gardens that are normally closed to the public to open their gates. One of the participating gardens is Grandhome in Aberdeen and Carole Baxter recently toured in the garden in the company of gardener, Lu McClintock and owner, Juliet Paton.

Students at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh have been planning gardens for a Gardening Scotland display. Karen MacKenzie caught up with the two winning designers to see what they've created.

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Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Alys Fowler is best known for her gardening expertise, but she felt a pull to the water ways of Birmingham. She chats to Helen Needham about her life changing experience on the Birmingham canals and her new book "Hidden Nature".

From canals in Birmingham to Scottish canals - Fiona chats to Richard Millar of Scottish Canals to find out a bit more about our underrated waterways.

This weekend Fort William will be playing host to the Mountain Bike World Cup. We chat to Peter McFarlane to find out what's in store.

Staying on the bike, reporter Karen MacKenzie recently went to chat to Mark Beaumont as he prepares himself to cycle around the world in 80 days.

Steve Owens from the Glasgow Science Centre joins the show to tell us about how even on the lightest nights there's something to see in the sky.

Story teller Grace Banks is back in the Beechgrove car park talking about the importance of letting kids explore the outdoors and telling us some tales of tall trees!

With the rise of one day and urban festivals we chat to Mark Lenthall, Marketing Director of Digital Love Events to find out more about our love for local festivals.

We have a live report from Gardening Scotland with Carole Baxter who will tell us the top sights of the weekend.

Scotland's Gardens allows gardens that are normally closed to the public to open their gates. One of the participating gardens is Grandhome in Aberdeen and Carole Baxter recently toured in the garden in the company of gardener, Lu McClintock and owner, Juliet Paton.

Students at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh have been planning gardens for a Gardening Scotland display. Karen MacKenzie caught up with the two winning designers to see what they've created.

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Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Jamie MacKenzie has recently become only the third person to ever run the Everest Mailrun Challenge - 200 miles from the Everest base camp to Kathmandu. He chats to Alison about the challenge and how he went from heavy smoker to ultra-runner.

Keeping happy healthy feet is very important for those who are walking or running long distances. We chat to Alastair Dall of Sport Podiatry Scotland to find out what we can do to keep our feet in good condition.

With the rise in businesses allowing pets in the workplace, we chat to Linda MacDonald of the Canine Concern Scotland Trust to find out more about therapy pets and how they are used in a variety of environments.

With tick season upon us, it's important to know how we can avoid being bitten and what to do if we are. Alison chats to Neil Reid of Mountaineering Scotland about what we should do and how to keep our furry friends safe too.

Our very own social media man Ken Banks recently took part in the Aberdeen Kilt Walk. But how did he get on and did he manage to complete all 26 miles of the walk?

And Carole Baxter will be in the studio for a live Q & A session. If you have a problem with your pear tree or a conundrum with your chrysanthemum, then send in your questions for Carole.

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Jamie MacKenzie has recently become only the third person to ever run the Everest Mailrun Challenge - 200 miles from the Everest base camp to Kathmandu. He chats to Alison about the challenge and how he went from heavy smoker to ultra-runner.

Keeping happy healthy feet is very important for those who are walking or running long distances. We chat to Alastair Dall of Sport Podiatry Scotland to find out what we can do to keep our feet in good condition.

With the rise in businesses allowing pets in the workplace, we chat to Linda MacDonald of the Canine Concern Scotland Trust to find out more about therapy pets and how they are used in a variety of environments.

With tick season upon us, it's important to know how we can avoid being bitten and what to do if we are. Alison chats to Neil Reid of Mountaineering Scotland about what we should do and how to keep our furry friends safe too.

Our very own social media man Ken Banks recently took part in the Aberdeen Kilt Walk. But how did he get on and did he manage to complete all 26 miles of the walk?

And Carole Baxter will be in the studio for a live Q and A session. If you have a problem with your pear tree or a conundrum with your chrysanthemum, then send in your questions for Carole.

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Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Jamie MacKenzie has recently become only the third person to ever run the Everest Mailrun Challenge - 200 miles from the Everest base camp to Kathmandu. He chats to Alison about the challenge and how he went from heavy smoker to ultra-runner.

Keeping happy healthy feet is very important for those who are walking or running long distances. We chat to Alastair Dall of Sport Podiatry Scotland to find out what we can do to keep our feet in good condition.

With the rise in businesses allowing pets in the workplace, we chat to Linda MacDonald of the Canine Concern Scotland Trust to find out more about therapy pets and how they are used in a variety of environments.

With tick season upon us, it's important to know how we can avoid being bitten and what to do if we are. Alison chats to Neil Reid of Mountaineering Scotland about what we should do and how to keep our furry friends safe too.

Our very own social media man Ken Banks recently took part in the Aberdeen Kilt Walk. But how did he get on and did he manage to complete all 26 miles of the walk?

And Carole Baxter will be in the studio for a live Q and A session. If you have a problem with your pear tree or a conundrum with your chrysanthemum, then send in your questions for Carole.

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Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

We hear about a climbing festival in Edinburgh that is getting everyone interested in scrambling up walls. Fiona chats to Avril Gall from Climb Scotland to find out more.

Fiona recently went to explore some rock pools around Aberdeen beach to see what she could find!

George Anderson is back on the show telling us about his Tree of the Month.

Dog trainer extraordinaire Rosemary Pirie is on the show talking about how to get your dog read for summer with holiday tips and travel tricks.

Alex Ellis-Roswell has been walking around the coast of the UK for the last 3 years. He's arrived in Aberdeen this week and tells Fiona about his personal challenge and why he decided to walk all 9,500 miles of coastline.

Reporter Emily Esson recently went to the Aberdeen Lifeboat station and learnt about the lifeboats from coxswain Davie Orr.

With Father's Day this weekend we hear from Edinburgh based group Dad's Rock about their free family fun day at Edinburgh Botanic Gardens.

Staying in Edinburgh, this weekend the city plays host to a night bike ride and organiser Richard Lupton gives us the low down.

And we hear from Alex Williams about her watery commute and what caused her to trade the car for the canoe.

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Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

We hear about a climbing festival in Edinburgh that is getting everyone interested in scrambling up walls. Fiona chats to Avril Gall from Climb Scotland to find out more.

Fiona recently went to explore some rock pools around Aberdeen beach to see what she could find!

George Anderson is back on the show telling us about his Tree of the Month.

Dog trainer extraordinaire Rosemary Pirie is on the show talking about how to get your dog read for summer with holiday tips and travel tricks.

Alex Ellis-Roswell has been walking around the coast of the UK for the last 3 years. He's arrived in Aberdeen this week and tells Fiona about his personal challenge and why he decided to walk all 9,500 miles of coastline.

Reporter Emily Esson recently went to the Aberdeen Lifeboat station and learnt about the lifeboats from coxswain Davie Orr.

With Father's Day this weekend we hear from Edinburgh based group Dad's Rock about their free family fun day at Edinburgh Botanic Gardens.

Staying in Edinburgh, this weekend the city plays host to a night bike ride and organiser Richard Lupton gives us the low down.

And we hear from Alex Williams about her watery commute and what caused her to trade the car for the canoe.

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

We hear about a climbing festival in Edinburgh that is getting everyone interested in scrambling up walls. Fiona chats to Avril Gall from Climb Scotland to find out more.

Fiona recently went to explore some rock pools around Aberdeen beach to see what she could find!

George Anderson is back on the show telling us about his Tree of the Month.

Dog trainer extraordinaire Rosemary Pirie is on the show talking about how to get your dog read for summer with holiday tips and travel tricks.

Alex Ellis-Roswell has been walking around the coast of the UK for the last 3 years. He's arrived in Aberdeen this week and tells Fiona about his personal challenge and why he decided to walk all 9,500 miles of coastline.

Reporter Emily Esson recently went to the Aberdeen Lifeboat station and learnt about the lifeboats from coxswain Davie Orr.

With Father's Day this weekend we hear from Edinburgh based group Dad's Rock about their free family fun day at Edinburgh Botanic Gardens.

Staying in Edinburgh, this weekend the city plays host to a night bike ride and organiser Richard Lupton gives us the low down.

And we hear from Alex Williams about her watery commute and what caused her to trade the car for the canoe.

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Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Ann Lindsay has written some fascinating books about the hidden nature of Scotland and the role Scots played in the story of botany. Ann speaks to Fiona about the fascinating and diverse aspects of Scotland's history.

We catch up with cyclist Keith Simpson after his adventure up the Bealach Na Ba and find out how tough it really was.

This weekend sees the 177th Royal Highland Show at Ingliston. Euan McIlwraith is there and gives us a flavour of what we can expect.

Reporter Helen Needham chatted to The Ellen McArthur Cancer Trust as they took a group of young people on a sailing trip around the coast of Britain. She found out more about the opportunities they provide for children with cancer.

Neil Robertson joins Fiona in the studio to give his top picks on what to do and where to go in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs.

We hear about a group of bloggers who have been blazing the way on The Jacobite Trail. Neil Robertson and David Weinczok chat about their experiences of finding the real Jacobite stories.

Reporter Claire White recently fulfilled a lifelong ambition to learn to play the Ukulele with the help of Music for All's scheme Learn to Play Day.

And we have a special gardening half hour with our very own Carole Baxter. So if you have an issue with your ivy or a dilemma with your dahlia, then get in touch!

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Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Ann Lindsay has written some fascinating books about the hidden nature of Scotland and the role Scots played in the story of botany. Ann speaks to Fiona about the fascinating and diverse aspects of Scotland's history.

We catch up with cyclist Keith Simpson after his adventure up the Bealach Na Ba and find out how tough it really was.

This weekend sees the 177th Royal Highland Show at Ingliston. Euan McIlwraith is there and gives us a flavour of what we can expect.

Reporter Helen Needham chatted to The Ellen McArthur Cancer Trust as they took a group of young people on a sailing trip around the coast of Britain. She found out more about the opportunities they provide for children with cancer.

Neil Robertson joins Fiona in the studio to give his top picks on what to do and where to go in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs.

We hear about a group of bloggers who have been blazing the way on The Jacobite Trail. Neil Robertson and David Weinczok chat about their experiences of finding the real Jacobite stories.

Reporter Claire White recently fulfilled a lifelong ambition to learn to play the Ukulele with the help of Music for All's scheme Learn to Play Day.

And we have a special gardening half hour with our very own Carole Baxter. So if you have an issue with your ivy or a dilemma with your dahlia, then get in touch!

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Ann Lindsay has written some fascinating books about the hidden nature of Scotland and the role Scots played in the story of botany. Ann speaks to Fiona about the fascinating and diverse aspects of Scotland's history.

We catch up with cyclist Keith Simpson after his adventure up the Bealach Na Ba and find out how tough it really was.

This weekend sees the 177th Royal Highland Show at Ingliston. Euan McIlwraith is there and gives us a flavour of what we can expect.

Reporter Helen Needham chatted to The Ellen McArthur Cancer Trust as they took a group of young people on a sailing trip around the coast of Britain. She found out more about the opportunities they provide for children with cancer.

Neil Robertson joins Fiona in the studio to give his top picks on what to do and where to go in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs.

We hear about a group of bloggers who have been blazing the way on The Jacobite Trail. Neil Robertson and David Weinczok chat about their experiences of finding the real Jacobite stories.

Reporter Claire White recently fulfilled a lifelong ambition to learn to play the Ukulele with the help of Music for All's scheme Learn to Play Day.

And we have a special gardening half hour with our very own Carole Baxter. So if you have an issue with your ivy or a dilemma with your dahlia, then get in touch!

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Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Louise White.

Wild Guide Scotland is a new book looking at the wild hidden places of Scotland and opens the door to allow more people to explore the outdoors. Louise chats to co-authors David Cooper and Richard Gaston about the book.

The Scottish Game Fair takes place this weekend and Hugo Straker, chair of Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, tells us what we can expect from the weekend.

Fiona Stalker took a sneak peak around the new Anchor 20 for 20 Trail that is launching in Aberdeen this month.

Fiona Guest from Scotia Seeds is back on the show to talk about her wild flower of the month - Yellow Rattle.

Family fruit picking is a hot topic at this time of year and Janice Hopper is on the show giving her top tips for good picks!

Sma' Shot Day is one of the biggest festivals of history and heritage in Paisley and David Wallace is on the show to tell us what the festival is about.

Pet's Corner in Aberdeen's Hazelhead park is re-opening after refurbishment and reporter Emily Esson went to see what's new.

Claire Kelly is a working mum of three who ran 12 marathons in 12 months in 2016. Now she's upping her challenge and is going to be running 12 marathons in 1 month! She chats to Louise about how she has time to fit it all in.

The new Aberdeen treasure hub is holding a family fun day this Saturday to give people the chance to see behind the scenes of Aberdeen's museums and galleries. Rachel Thibbotumunuwe tells Louise what we can expect.

The Met Office has announced an upgrade to how they're predicting the weather on mountain ranges. John Mitchell chats to Louise about the changes and the importance of checking the forecast.

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Louise White.

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Louise White.

Wild Guide Scotland is a new book looking at the wild hidden places of Scotland and opens the door to allow more people to explore the outdoors. Louise chats to co-authors David Cooper and Richard Gaston about the book.

The Scottish Game Fair takes place this weekend and Hugo Straker, chair of Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, tells us what we can expect from the weekend.

Fiona Stalker took a sneak peak around the new Anchor 20 for 20 Trail that is launching in Aberdeen this month.

Fiona Guest from Scotia Seeds is back on the show to talk about her wild flower of the month - Yellow Rattle.

Family fruit picking is a hot topic at this time of year and Janice Hopper is on the show giving her top tips for good picks!

Sma' Shot Day is one of the biggest festivals of history and heritage in Paisley and David Wallace is on the show to tell us what the festival is about.

Pet's Corner in Aberdeen's Hazelhead park is re-opening after refurbishment and reporter Emily Esson went to see what's new.

Claire Kelly is a working mum of three who ran 12 marathons in 12 months in 2016. Now she's upping her challenge and is going to be running 12 marathons in 1 month! She chats to Louise about how she has time to fit it all in.

The new Aberdeen treasure hub is holding a family fun day this Saturday to give people the chance to see behind the scenes of Aberdeen's museums and galleries. Rachel Thibbotumunuwe tells Louise what we can expect.

The Met Office has announced an upgrade to how they're predicting the weather on mountain ranges. John Mitchell chats to Louise about the changes and the importance of checking the forecast.

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Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Louise White.

Wild Guide Scotland is a new book looking at the wild hidden places of Scotland and opens the door to allow more people to explore the outdoors. Louise chats to co-authors David Cooper and Richard Gaston about the book.

The Scottish Game Fair takes place this weekend and Hugo Straker, chair of Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, tells us what we can expect from the weekend.

Fiona Stalker took a sneak peak around the new Anchor 20 for 20 Trail that is launching in Aberdeen this month.

Fiona Guest from Scotia Seeds is back on the show to talk about her wild flower of the month - Yellow Rattle.

Family fruit picking is a hot topic at this time of year and Janice Hopper is on the show giving her top tips for good picks!

Sma' Shot Day is one of the biggest festivals of history and heritage in Paisley and David Wallace is on the show to tell us what the festival is about.

Pet's Corner in Aberdeen's Hazelhead park is re-opening after refurbishment and reporter Emily Esson went to see what's new.

Claire Kelly is a working mum of three who ran 12 marathons in 12 months in 2016. Now she's upping her challenge and is going to be running 12 marathons in 1 month! She chats to Louise about how she has time to fit it all in.

The new Aberdeen treasure hub is holding a family fun day this Saturday to give people the chance to see behind the scenes of Aberdeen's museums and galleries. Rachel Thibbotumunuwe tells Louise what we can expect.

The Met Office has announced an upgrade to how they're predicting the weather on mountain ranges. John Mitchell chats to Louise about the changes and the importance of checking the forecast.

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Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Louise White.

Reporter Emily Esson went behind the scenes of Zippos Circus as they started the northern leg of their Scottish tour. But what happened when Emily tried her hand at one of the most daring circus acts...?

Many of us find solace in the tranquillity of the great outdoors, especially if you're lucky enough to be able to camp in the wild. Louise White did just this last week in the Cairngorms and she shares the experience with us.

Grace Banks joins us in the studio to chat about how summer is the perfect time to experiment with concoctions in the kitchen and she shares one of her stories with us.

It can be hard to think of ways to fill the long summer days but if you're struggling already then don't panic. Marguerite Blair from Play Scotland is on hand to give us all advice on how to keep little minds occupied.

Doonfest is a family friendly music festival that is launching its inaugural event this weekend! We find out what's in store from committee member Jennifer Hogg.

Buggy Running is becoming the go to exercise for busy mums. Reporter Claire White met up with Claire Kelly, a buggy running mum, and Naomi Reid who is looking to start.

If you're heading up to Inverness for the holidays and wondering how to fill your days then Wee Adventures Inverness might be the book for you. We chat to co-author and illustrator Lesley Clarkson about the guide.

And further north yet, the Ness of Broadgar on Orkney has just opened for is 2017 season of excavation. We chat to site supervisor Roy Towers to find out some more about this historic site.

As the weekend approaches, Louise White inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

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Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Louise White.

Reporter Emily Esson went behind the scenes of Zippos Circus as they started the northern leg of their Scottish tour. But what happened when Emily tried her hand at one of the most daring circus acts...?

Many of us find solace in the tranquillity of the great outdoors, especially if you're lucky enough to be able to camp in the wild. Louise White did just this last week in the Cairngorms and she shares the experience with us.

Grace Banks joins us in the studio to chat about how summer is the perfect time to experiment with concoctions in the kitchen and she shares one of her stories with us.

It can be hard to think of ways to fill the long summer days but if you're struggling already then don't panic. Marguerite Blair from Play Scotland is on hand to give us all advice on how to keep little minds occupied.

Doonfest is a family friendly music festival that is launching its inaugural event this weekend! We find out what's in store from committee member Jennifer Hogg.

Buggy Running is becoming the go to exercise for busy mums. Reporter Claire White met up with Claire Kelly, a buggy running mum, and Naomi Reid who is looking to start.

If you're heading up to Inverness for the holidays and wondering how to fill your days then Wee Adventures Inverness might be the book for you. We chat to co-author and illustrator Lesley Clarkson about the guide.

And further north yet, the Ness of Broadgar on Orkney has just opened for is 2017 season of excavation. We chat to site supervisor Roy Towers to find out some more about this historic site.

As the weekend approaches, Louise White inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

20170714

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Fiona is back in the hot seat and this week she chats in international shipwreck diver Rod MacDonald about his underwater life and his experience diving Scapa Flow.

Fiona caught up with Stuart Aitken from Aberdeen International Youth Festival to find out about a series of storytelling festivals they're hosting this weekend.

Reporter Emily Esson recently too some time to hang out upside down with Gillian Watt of Edinburgh Aerial Yoga.

We've got some great ideas of how to keep the kids occupied during the holidays too. Tania Dron from Edinburgh's Mercat Tours tells us about the new ghostly tours for kids.

With the summer holidays in full swing you might be in need of some extra ideas to keep the kids entertained. We'll be out in the car park trying our hand at some traditional games with the help of Karen Shepard from Aberdeen Play Forum.

Reporter Claire White recently took a trip to Loch Leven Castle and learned some of its fascinating history.

And Carole Baxter is back in the studio answering your gardening questions - so if you have trouble with trees or a problem with your privet send Carole your questions.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

20170714

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Fiona is back in the hot seat and this week she chats in international shipwreck diver Rod MacDonald about his underwater life and his experience diving Scapa Flow.

Fiona caught up with Stuart Aitken from Aberdeen International Youth Festival to find out about a series of storytelling festivals they're hosting this weekend.

Reporter Emily Esson recently too some time to hang out upside down with Gillian Watt of Edinburgh Aerial Yoga.

We've got some great ideas of how to keep the kids occupied during the holidays too. Tania Dron from Edinburgh's Mercat Tours tells us about the new ghostly tours for kids.

With the summer holidays in full swing you might be in need of some extra ideas to keep the kids entertained. We'll be out in the car park trying our hand at some traditional games with the help of Karen Shepard from Aberdeen Play Forum.

Reporter Claire White recently took a trip to Loch Leven Castle and learned some of its fascinating history.

And Carole Baxter is back in the studio answering your gardening questions - so if you have trouble with trees or a problem with your privet send Carole your questions.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

20170721

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Fiona chats to author Amelia Dalton about her new novel "Mistress and Commander" which recounts how she left antiques for life on the high seas.

We hear about the Museum of Flight's 20th Air Show which takes place this weekend. General Manager Steve McLean tells Fiona what we can expect.

Are you keen to use your camera phone properly when taking summer holiday snaps? Photographer, Veli Bariskan, shares his top tips with Claire White.

We're heading back to the 80's as it's time for Rewind! We hear from Paul Carey about what the festival has in store this weekend.

Star of The Loch, Laura Fraser, chatted with Fiona about her experience being back in Scotland filming the series and how the outdoors impacts her life.

Reporter Claire White recently visited the Portsoy Salmon Bothy to find out more about this small village museum.

The Merchant City Festival in Glasgow kicks off this weekend and executive producer Lorenzo Mele tells us what's on the cards.

Steve Owens joins us again to tell us what's going on in the night skies - this week we're chatting meteor showers and Jupiter.

The Braemar Highland Fling takes place this weekend and castle manager Georgina Errington tells Fiona what's in store.

And Magnus Dixon is a young poet from Aberdeenshire who has seen great success in the Foyle Young Poet Competition. He joins Fiona in the studio to chat about his poetry and why more Scots should enter the competition.

20170721

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Fiona chats to author Amelia Dalton about her new novel "Mistress and Commander" which recounts how she left antiques for life on the high seas.

We hear about the Museum of Flight's 20th Air Show which takes place this weekend. General Manager Steve McLean tells Fiona what we can expect.

Are you keen to use your camera phone properly when taking summer holiday snaps? Photographer, Veli Bariskan, shares his top tips with Claire White.

We're heading back to the 80's as it's time for Rewind! We hear from Paul Carey about what the festival has in store this weekend.

Star of The Loch, Laura Fraser, chatted with Fiona about her experience being back in Scotland filming the series and how the outdoors impacts her life.

Reporter Claire White recently visited the Portsoy Salmon Bothy to find out more about this small village museum.

The Merchant City Festival in Glasgow kicks off this weekend and executive producer Lorenzo Mele tells us what's on the cards.

Steve Owens joins us again to tell us what's going on in the night skies - this week we're chatting meteor showers and Jupiter.

The Braemar Highland Fling takes place this weekend and castle manager Georgina Errington tells Fiona what's in store.

And Magnus Dixon is a young poet from Aberdeenshire who has seen great success in the Foyle Young Poet Competition. He joins Fiona in the studio to chat about his poetry and why more Scots should enter the competition.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

20170728

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Have you ever wondered why so many people love running? Author Vybarr Cregan-Reid did and decided to find out why running divides opinion. He chats to Fiona about his new book "How Running Makes Us Human".

One of the biggest re-enactment festivals takes place in Pitlochry this weekend. James Rattray from The Soldiers of Killicrankie tells us more.

Reporter Claire White recently took part in a Gaelic song walking tour of Glasgow with producer Rona MacDonald.

If orienteering is your thing then don't miss Jon Musgrave telling Fiona all about the Scottish Six Days of Orienteering which is taking place in Deeside this year.

Kirsty Nutt from the RSPB took some time out recently to chat to Claire White about the 10 year anniversary of Red Kite re-introduction in Aberdeen.

This weekend marks the official start of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival and CEO Stuart Aitken is in the studio to tell us what not to miss.

We hear about a community gardening initiative in the south of Glasgow that encourages people to grow and cook together. Ann Philbrow from Urban Roots tells us more.

And gardening guru Carole Baxter is back in the studio to answer your gardening questions. So if you have a problem with your parsnips or an issue with your iris then get in touch.

20170728

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Have you ever wondered why so many people love running? Author Vybarr Cregan-Reid did and decided to find out why running divides opinion. He chats to Fiona about his new book "How Running Makes Us Human".

One of the biggest re-enactment festivals takes place in Pitlochry this weekend. James Rattray from The Soldiers of Killicrankie tells us more.

Reporter Claire White recently took part in a Gaelic song walking tour of Glasgow with producer Rona MacDonald.

If orienteering is your thing then don't miss Jon Musgrave telling Fiona all about the Scottish Six Days of Orienteering which is taking place in Deeside this year.

Kirsty Nutt from the RSPB took some time out recently to chat to Claire White about the 10 year anniversary of Red Kite re-introduction in Aberdeen.

This weekend marks the official start of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival and CEO Stuart Aitken is in the studio to tell us what not to miss.

We hear about a community gardening initiative in the south of Glasgow that encourages people to grow and cook together. Ann Philbrow from Urban Roots tells us more.

And gardening guru Carole Baxter is back in the studio to answer your gardening questions. So if you have a problem with your parsnips or an issue with your iris then get in touch.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

20170804

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

This week we are coming live from the Belladrum festival in the highlands!

As one of the biggest family friendly festivals in Scotland, Belladrum has something for everyone. We'll be finding out what's in store over the weekend and bringing you interviews from some of the biggest acts to grace the Belladrum stage. This year the festival plays host to Franz Ferdinand, Sister Sledge, The Pretends and Twin Atlantic.

We'll also be trying our hand at some the events and things to do around the festival - from chatting to gorillas to sampling samba we'll try it all! Plus we have heaps of ideas of things to do around the area and the all-important weather forecast.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

20170804

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

This week we are coming live from the Belladrum festival in the highlands!

As one of the biggest family friendly festivals in Scotland, Belladrum has something for everyone. We'll be finding out what's in store over the weekend and bringing you interviews from some of the biggest acts to grace the Belladrum stage. This year the festival plays host to Franz Ferdinand, Sister Sledge, The Pretends and Twin Atlantic.

We'll also be trying our hand at some the events and things to do around the festival - from chatting to gorillas to sampling samba we'll try it all! Plus we have heaps of ideas of things to do around the area and the all-important weather forecast.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

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Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

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Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

How do you go from being scared of the bath to swimming in the sea every day? Well, that's just what Philip Hoare did. Reporter Helen Needham caught up with Philip during the Edinburgh International Book Festival to chat about his new novel Rising Tide Falling Star.

We hear about the three Hudson brothers who this weekend will be honouring their adventurous late grandmother with an open water swim.

Reporter Claire White recently brushed off her lab coat to take part in some science lessons with the help of the Glasgow Science Centre.

We hear from one woman who has decided to swim around the coast of the UK, despite once being terrified of water. Paula McGuire tells us all about her remarkable journey to combat anxiety.

The Aberdeen Techfest is just around the corner and we hear about one of the events that will be featured. Becky Rowe aims to educate people about the illegal trade in animal merchandise and how we can all help end it, with the help of some unusual friends.

Summer might nearly be over but that doesn't mean you have to stop playing on the beach. We hear about the Portobello Sandcastle Competition that takes place this weekend.

Neil Robertson is back in the studio to give us his top tips for visiting Arran.

And Carole Baxter is back to answer all your gardening questions. So if you have an issue with your ivy or a dilemma with your dahlia, then get in touch!

Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

20170825

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

How do you go from being scared of the bath to swimming in the sea every day? Well, that's just what Philip Hoare did. Reporter Helen Needham caught up with Philip during the Edinburgh International Book Festival to chat about his new novel Rising Tide Falling Star.

We hear about the three Hudson brothers who this weekend will be honouring their adventurous late grandmother with an open water swim.

Reporter Claire White recently brushed off her lab coat to take part in some science lessons with the help of the Glasgow Science Centre.

We hear from one woman who has decided to swim around the coast of the UK, despite once being terrified of water. Paula McGuire tells us all about her remarkable journey to combat anxiety.

The Aberdeen Techfest is just around the corner and we hear about one of the events that will be featured. Becky Rowe aims to educate people about the illegal trade in animal merchandise and how we can all help end it, with the help of some unusual friends.

Summer might nearly be over but that doesn't mean you have to stop playing on the beach. We hear about the Portobello Sandcastle Competition that takes place this weekend.

Neil Robertson is back in the studio to give us his top tips for visiting Arran.

And Carole Baxter is back to answer all your gardening questions. So if you have an issue with your ivy or a dilemma with your dahlia, then get in touch!

Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

20170901

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Ash Dykes has been named "one of the world's most fearless outdoorsmen" and it doesn't take long to see why. At 26 Ash has already set 2 World First records when it comes to exploring. He chats to Fiona about his life and his new book Mission Possible.

With the new bridge over the River Forth open to walkers this weekend we speak to George Rankine who'll be walking over and hearing why the bridges mean so much to him.

Fiona recently took a trip up to Inverness and brushed up on her history knowledge at the Culloden Visitor Centre.

We hear about a new photography festival that it looking to bring a love for photos to the highlands. Paul Campbell from Flow Festival tells us more.

If you go down to the woods today...you'll probably see some mushrooms! Neil Taylor from the Scottish Forestry Commission chats to Fiona about foraging and how it's not just mushrooms that can be on the menu.

This weekend one Glasgow event is laying out the picnic blanket for all! One Big Picnic is a free day of food and friendship in George Square. Linda Darby tells us more.

We catch up with our adventurous couple Luke and Hazel Robertson off the back of their most recent trip - Due North Alaska.

Fiona chats to Susan Morrison about the new Mary Queen of Scots Festival which is on this weekend.

Reporter Helen Needham caught up with Mandy Tulloch from Mudpies Adventures to find out how we can use weeds in unusual ways.

And we hear what the Dundee Flower and Food Show has to offer from Anne Rendall.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

20170901

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Ash Dykes has been named "one of the world's most fearless outdoorsmen" and it doesn't take long to see why. At 26 Ash has already set 2 World First records when it comes to exploring. He chats to Fiona about his life and his new book Mission Possible.

With the new bridge over the River Forth open to walkers this weekend we speak to George Rankine who'll be walking over and hearing why the bridges mean so much to him.

Fiona recently took a trip up to Inverness and brushed up on her history knowledge at the Culloden Visitor Centre.

We hear about a new photography festival that it looking to bring a love for photos to the highlands. Paul Campbell from Flow Festival tells us more.

If you go down to the woods today...you'll probably see some mushrooms! Neil Taylor from the Scottish Forestry Commission chats to Fiona about foraging and how it's not just mushrooms that can be on the menu.

This weekend one Glasgow event is laying out the picnic blanket for all! One Big Picnic is a free day of food and friendship in George Square. Linda Darby tells us more.

We catch up with our adventurous couple Luke and Hazel Robertson off the back of their most recent trip - Due North Alaska.

Fiona chats to Susan Morrison about the new Mary Queen of Scots Festival which is on this weekend.

Reporter Helen Needham caught up with Mandy Tulloch from Mudpies Adventures to find out how we can use weeds in unusual ways.

And we hear what the Dundee Flower and Food Show has to offer from Anne Rendall.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

20170908

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Climbing one of Scotland's magnificent sea stacks tends to be an unachievable dream for many. However three women set out to climb three of the most famous stacks in three days. We hear from Vicki Mayes and Natalie Feather about their amazing challenge.

Climavore Skye is an unusual living art instillation that looks at the way we interact with our environment. Emma Nicolson tells Pennie more about the project.

Fiona recently caught up with crime writer Lin Anderson and Willie Anderson, leader of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team, to find out how to make the Cairngorms come to life when writing.

Castle Douglas will be spending the weekend celebrating all things food and drink with their Harvest Festival, and chairperson Sarah-Jane Allsopp tells us what we can expect.

With the night's drawing in it can be hard to keep the kids active in the evenings. Karen Shepherd from Aberdeen Play Forum gives Pennie her top tips for having fun in the dark.

THIS Fest takes place this weekend in Scotland's gaming capital Dundee. Event Manager Dawn Campbell is on hand to tell us why gaming is so important.

Janice Hopper is back in the studio to give us her take on the Aberdeen Angus Trail.

Castle Fraser is celebrating its 40th anniversary in style by trying to breaking a seventeen year old world record. Property manager Paula Swan tells us how we can all help get the Castle into the record books.

Reporter Claire White recently took a trip down the Clyde with Glasgow Power Boats to get a different view of the city.

And we hear about Horse Power at the Kelpies, a celebration of Scotland's equine history. Team leader Ben Mardall tells us more.

20170908

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Climbing one of Scotland's magnificent sea stacks tends to be an unachievable dream for many. However three women set out to climb three of the most famous stacks in three days. We hear from Vicki Mayes and Natalie Feather about their amazing challenge.

Climavore Skye is an unusual living art instillation that looks at the way we interact with our environment. Emma Nicolson tells Pennie more about the project.

Fiona recently caught up with crime writer Lin Anderson and Willie Anderson, leader of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team, to find out how to make the Cairngorms come to life when writing.

Castle Douglas will be spending the weekend celebrating all things food and drink with their Harvest Festival, and chairperson Sarah-Jane Allsopp tells us what we can expect.

With the night's drawing in it can be hard to keep the kids active in the evenings. Karen Shepherd from Aberdeen Play Forum gives Pennie her top tips for having fun in the dark.

THIS Fest takes place this weekend in Scotland's gaming capital Dundee. Event Manager Dawn Campbell is on hand to tell us why gaming is so important.

Janice Hopper is back in the studio to give us her take on the Aberdeen Angus Trail.

Castle Fraser is celebrating its 40th anniversary in style by trying to breaking a seventeen year old world record. Property manager Paula Swan tells us how we can all help get the Castle into the record books.

Reporter Claire White recently took a trip down the Clyde with Glasgow Power Boats to get a different view of the city.

And we hear about Horse Power at the Kelpies, a celebration of Scotland's equine history. Team leader Ben Mardall tells us more.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

20170915

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Wildlife cameraman, presenter and all round intrepid explorer Gordon Buchanan chats to Helen Needham about his life behind and in front of the camera ahead of his UK wide tour "Animal Families and Me".

We hear of an excavation on Tiree that has uncovered some amazing finds with the help of the whole community. Dr John Holliday tells Helen more.

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life is the noisiest museum in Scotland. Reporter Claire White went along to see what all the noise was about.

The Ocean Film Festival is coming to Scotland this weekend and we get an overview of the films on offer from tour manager Rosie Fuller.

Dog trainer Rosemary Pirie is back in the studio to chat to Helen about dog walking etiquette while out in the hills.

Wee Walks Week starts this weekend and aims to encourage people to get out and about. Adam Streeter-Smith from the Cairngorm National Park Authority tells us more.

We hear about the Edinburgh Riding of the Marches which takes place this weekend. Event co-ordinator Stuart Nicoll tells us more about this historic event.

We hear about how we can all take part in the Great British Beach Clean from Tara Proud of the Marine Conservation Society.

And gardening guru Carole Baxter is back in the studio to answer your gardening questions. So if you have a problem with your parsnips or an issue with your iris then get in touch.

Join in the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

20170915

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Wildlife cameraman, presenter and all round intrepid explorer Gordon Buchanan chats to Helen Needham about his life behind and in front of the camera ahead of his UK wide tour "Animal Families and Me".

We hear of an excavation on Tiree that has uncovered some amazing finds with the help of the whole community. Dr John Holliday tells Helen more.

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life is the noisiest museum in Scotland. Reporter Claire White went along to see what all the noise was about.

The Ocean Film Festival is coming to Scotland this weekend and we get an overview of the films on offer from tour manager Rosie Fuller.

Dog trainer Rosemary Pirie is back in the studio to chat to Helen about dog walking etiquette while out in the hills.

Wee Walks Week starts this weekend and aims to encourage people to get out and about. Adam Streeter-Smith from the Cairngorm National Park Authority tells us more.

We hear about the Edinburgh Riding of the Marches which takes place this weekend. Event co-ordinator Stuart Nicoll tells us more about this historic event.

We hear about how we can all take part in the Great British Beach Clean from Tara Proud of the Marine Conservation Society.

And gardening guru Carole Baxter is back in the studio to answer your gardening questions. So if you have a problem with your parsnips or an issue with your iris then get in touch.

Join in the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

20170922

"Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Ever fancied a cricket crisp? How about a woodlouse salad? Presenter, author and insect eating extraordinaire Stefan Gates joins Fiona to tell us why we should all be thinking about eating insects.

This weekend the Climbing World Cup is back in Edinburgh for the first time since 2003. Robbie Philips from the Ratho Climbing Centre tells us what's in store.

Reporter Claire White recently visited the Tenement House in Glasgow and got a look at life from years gone by.

You might think that skimming stones is just a pleasant way to pass the time at the beach. However at the World Stone Skimming Championships, they take things a bit more seriously. Donald Melville tells us all we need to know.

Neil Robertson is back in the studio to tell us all about the joys of Perthshire.

It can be difficult knowing how best to choose a bike for your child, but Rachel Sparrow from Sustrans Scotland is on hand to give her top tips for choosing the perfect set of wheels.

Clyde Built is a festival celebrating the history and heritage of the river Clyde. Ben Wilde tells Fiona why it's so important to remember the river.

Claire White caught up with Steve Owens this week to chat about all things stars and learnt all about stars mythological names.

This weekend marks the start of Shetland Wool Week and Carol Christiansen tells us all about the week of events.

And it's story time in the studio as Fiona finds out about the Falkirk Storytelling Festival.

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Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Ever fancied a cricket crisp? How about a woodlouse salad? Presenter, author and insect eating extraordinaire Stefan Gates joins Fiona to tell us why we should all be thinking about eating insects.

This weekend the Climbing World Cup is back in Edinburgh for the first time since 2003. Robbie Philips from the Ratho Climbing Centre tells us what's in store.

Reporter Claire White recently visited the Tenement House in Glasgow and got a look at life from years gone by.

You might think that skimming stones is just a pleasant way to pass the time at the beach. However at the World Stone Skimming Championships, they take things a bit more seriously. Donald Melville tells us all we need to know.

Neil Robertson is back in the studio to tell us all about the joys of Perthshire.

It can be difficult knowing how best to choose a bike for your child, but Rachel Sparrow from Sustrans Scotland is on hand to give her top tips for choosing the perfect set of wheels.

Clyde Built is a festival celebrating the history and heritage of the river Clyde. Ben Wilde tells Fiona why it's so important to remember the river.

Claire White caught up with Steve Owens this week to chat about all things stars and learnt all about stars mythological names.

This weekend marks the start of Shetland Wool Week and Carol Christiansen tells us all about the week of events.

And it's story time in the studio as Fiona finds out about the Falkirk Storytelling Festival.

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Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Ever fancied a cricket crisp? How about a woodlouse salad? Presenter, author and insect eating extraordinaire Stefan Gates joins Fiona to tell us why we should all be thinking about eating insects.

This weekend the Climbing World Cup is back in Edinburgh for the first time since 2003. Robbie Philips from the Ratho Climbing Centre tells us what's in store.

Reporter Claire White recently visited the Tenement House in Glasgow and got a look at life from years gone by.

You might think that skimming stones is just a pleasant way to pass the time at the beach. However at the World Stone Skimming Championships, they take things a bit more seriously. Donald Melville tells us all we need to know.

Neil Robertson is back in the studio to tell us all about the joys of Perthshire.

It can be difficult knowing how best to choose a bike for your child, but Rachel Sparrow from Sustrans Scotland is on hand to give her top tips for choosing the perfect set of wheels.

Clyde Built is a festival celebrating the history and heritage of the river Clyde. Ben Wilde tells Fiona why it's so important to remember the river.

Claire White caught up with Steve Owens this week to chat about all things stars and learnt all about stars mythological names.

This weekend marks the start of Shetland Wool Week and Carol Christiansen tells us all about the week of events.

And it's story time in the studio as Fiona finds out about the Falkirk Storytelling Festival.

20170922

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Ever fancied a cricket crisp? How about a woodlouse salad? Presenter, author and insect eating extraordinaire Stefan Gates joins Fiona to tell us why we should all be thinking about eating insects.

This weekend the Climbing World Cup is back in Edinburgh for the first time since 2003. Robbie Philips from the Ratho Climbing Centre tells us what's in store.

Reporter Claire White recently visited the Tenement House in Glasgow and got a look at life from years gone by.

You might think that skimming stones is just a pleasant way to pass the time at the beach. However at the World Stone Skimming Championships, they take things a bit more seriously. Donald Melville tells us all we need to know.

Neil Robertson is back in the studio to tell us all about the joys of Perthshire.

It can be difficult knowing how best to choose a bike for your child, but Rachel Sparrow from Sustrans Scotland is on hand to give her top tips for choosing the perfect set of wheels.

Clyde Built is a festival celebrating the history and heritage of the river Clyde. Ben Wilde tells Fiona why it's so important to remember the river.

Claire White caught up with Steve Owens this week to chat about all things stars and learnt all about stars mythological names.

This weekend marks the start of Shetland Wool Week and Carol Christiansen tells us all about the week of events.

And it's story time in the studio as Fiona finds out about the Falkirk Storytelling Festival.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

20170929

"Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Most people in their 70's might think about starting to take things easy. Not Mairin Colleary and Kitty Hagenbach, two friends who this year took part in the Mongol Rally. They spoke to Fiona about their adventures and their lust for life.

History Live takes place in Stirling this weekend and we hear all about the events on offer from Gillian MacDonald of Historic Environment Scotland.

Actor Tom Urie has lost 18 stone and challenged himself in ways he never thought possible. Now he chats to Fiona about his next challenge - walking the West Highland Way.

George Anderson is back in the studio to chat to Fiona all about the sycamore tree.

Grace Banks joins Fiona in the BBC carpark to take some time to look at the trees and think about the changing seasons.

Our gardening guru Carole Baxter took a trip to the Pitscurry Project to find out how they take produce from ground to plate.

We catch up with Mark Beaumont after his record breaking round the world cycle.

A humpback whale has been entertaining and delighting whale watchers at St Cyrus beach. Reporter Iona Ballantyne went to see if she could catch a glimpse.

Ah Kissing is looking for volunteers to pucker up this weekend at a try out session for a live art event in Aberdeen. Artist Rosanna Irvine tells us more.

And we hear about one woman who has left her conventional life behind her and now travels around the world, visiting a new place every month. Katherine Conaway tells us her story.

"

20170929

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Most people in their 70's might think about starting to take things easy. Not Mairin Colleary and Kitty Hagenbach, two friends who this year took part in the Mongol Rally. They spoke to Fiona about their adventures and their lust for life.

History Live takes place in Stirling this weekend and we hear all about the events on offer from Gillian MacDonald of Historic Environment Scotland.

Actor Tom Urie has lost 18 stone and challenged himself in ways he never thought possible. Now he chats to Fiona about his next challenge - walking the West Highland Way.

George Anderson is back in the studio to chat to Fiona all about the sycamore tree.

Grace Banks joins Fiona in the BBC carpark to take some time to look at the trees and think about the changing seasons.

Our gardening guru Carole Baxter took a trip to the Pitscurry Project to find out how they take produce from ground to plate.

We catch up with Mark Beaumont after his record breaking round the world cycle.

A humpback whale has been entertaining and delighting whale watchers at St Cyrus beach. Reporter Iona Ballantyne went to see if she could catch a glimpse.

Ah Kissing is looking for volunteers to pucker up this weekend at a try out session for a live art event in Aberdeen. Artist Rosanna Irvine tells us more.

And we hear about one woman who has left her conventional life behind her and now travels around the world, visiting a new place every month. Katherine Conaway tells us her story.

20170929

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Most people in their 70's might think about starting to take things easy. Not Mairin Colleary and Kitty Hagenbach, two friends who this year took part in the Mongol Rally. They spoke to Fiona about their adventures and their lust for life.

History Live takes place in Stirling this weekend and we hear all about the events on offer from Gillian MacDonald of Historic Environment Scotland.

Actor Tom Urie has lost 18 stone and challenged himself in ways he never thought possible. Now he chats to Fiona about his next challenge - walking the West Highland Way.

George Anderson is back in the studio to chat to Fiona all about the sycamore tree.

Grace Banks joins Fiona in the BBC carpark to take some time to look at the trees and think about the changing seasons.

Our gardening guru Carole Baxter took a trip to the Pitscurry Project to find out how they take produce from ground to plate.

We catch up with Mark Beaumont after his record breaking round the world cycle.

A humpback whale has been entertaining and delighting whale watchers at St Cyrus beach. Reporter Iona Ballantyne went to see if she could catch a glimpse.

Ah Kissing is looking for volunteers to pucker up this weekend at a try out session for a live art event in Aberdeen. Artist Rosanna Irvine tells us more.

And we hear about one woman who has left her conventional life behind her and now travels around the world, visiting a new place every month. Katherine Conaway tells us her story.

20170929

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Most people in their 70's might think about starting to take things easy. Not Mairin Colleary and Kitty Hagenbach, two friends who this year took part in the Mongol Rally. They spoke to Fiona about their adventures and their lust for life.

History Live takes place in Stirling this weekend and we hear all about the events on offer from Gillian MacDonald of Historic Environment Scotland.

Actor Tom Urie has lost 18 stone and challenged himself in ways he never thought possible. Now he chats to Fiona about his next challenge - walking the West Highland Way.

George Anderson is back in the studio to chat to Fiona all about the sycamore tree.

Grace Banks joins Fiona in the BBC carpark to take some time to look at the trees and think about the changing seasons.

Our gardening guru Carole Baxter took a trip to the Pitscurry Project to find out how they take produce from ground to plate.

We catch up with Mark Beaumont after his record breaking round the world cycle.

A humpback whale has been entertaining and delighting whale watchers at St Cyrus beach. Reporter Iona Ballantyne went to see if she could catch a glimpse.

Ah Kissing is looking for volunteers to pucker up this weekend at a try out session for a live art event in Aberdeen. Artist Rosanna Irvine tells us more.

And we hear about one woman who has left her conventional life behind her and now travels around the world, visiting a new place every month. Katherine Conaway tells us her story.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

20171006
20171006

"Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Bushcraft and survivalist Ray Mears chats to Fiona about his life in the outdoors and his new tour - Born to be Wild.

We get outside and try den building in the car park with Mandy Tulloch.

Reporter Emily Esson met up with Mac Ferguson from the Marvellous Adventure Club to learn about water purifying.

With the October holidays nearly here, reporter Claire White found out about one holiday play scheme in Bothwell.

Moray Feel Good Festival starts this weekend and Vivian Hendry tells us what we can expect.

Storyteller extraordinaire Pauline Cordiner joins Fiona to tell us some fairy tales with a difference!

Janice Hopper takes a look at how you can spend a special occasion holiday with the whole family.

Fun Palaces Weekend starts on Saturday and we chat to Lewis Hou about what events are happening in Scotland.

Reporter Emily Esson recently got a look behind the scenes at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen.

And it's the Alford Steam Day this weekend. Mike Ward from the Grampian Transport Museum tells Fiona all about it.

"

20171006

"Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Bushcraft and survivalist Ray Mears chats to Fiona about his life in the outdoors and his new tour - Born to be Wild.

We get outside and try den building in the car park with Mandy Tulloch.

Reporter Emily Esson met up with Mac Ferguson from the Marvellous Adventure Club to learn about water purifying.

With the October holidays nearly here, reporter Claire White found out about one holiday play scheme in Bothwell.

Moray Feel Good Festival starts this weekend and Vivian Hendry tells us what we can expect.

Storyteller extraordinaire Pauline Cordiner joins Fiona to tell us some fairy tales with a difference!

Janice Hopper takes a look at how you can spend a special occasion holiday with the whole family.

Fun Palaces Weekend starts on Saturday and we chat to Lewis Hou about what events are happening in Scotland.

Reporter Emily Esson recently got a look behind the scenes at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen.

And it's the Alford Steam Day this weekend. Mike Ward from the Grampian Transport Museum tells Fiona all about it.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

"

20171006

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Bushcraft and survivalist Ray Mears chats to Fiona about his life in the outdoors and his new tour - Born to be Wild.

We get outside and try den building in the car park with Mandy Tulloch.

Reporter Emily Esson met up with Mac Ferguson from the Marvellous Adventure Club to learn about water purifying.

With the October holidays nearly here, reporter Claire White found out about one holiday play scheme in Bothwell.

Moray Feel Good Festival starts this weekend and Vivian Hendry tells us what we can expect.

Storyteller extraordinaire Pauline Cordiner joins Fiona to tell us some fairy tales with a difference!

Janice Hopper takes a look at how you can spend a special occasion holiday with the whole family.

Fun Palaces Weekend starts on Saturday and we chat to Lewis Hou about what events are happening in Scotland.

Reporter Emily Esson recently got a look behind the scenes at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen.

And it's the Alford Steam Day this weekend. Mike Ward from the Grampian Transport Museum tells Fiona all about it.

20171006

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Bushcraft and survivalist Ray Mears chats to Fiona about his life in the outdoors and his new tour - Born to be Wild.

We get outside and try den building in the car park with Mandy Tulloch.

Reporter Emily Esson met up with Mac Ferguson from the Marvellous Adventure Club to learn about water purifying.

With the October holidays nearly here, reporter Claire White found out about one holiday play scheme in Bothwell.

Moray Feel Good Festival starts this weekend and Vivian Hendry tells us what we can expect.

Storyteller extraordinaire Pauline Cordiner joins Fiona to tell us some fairy tales with a difference!

Janice Hopper takes a look at how you can spend a special occasion holiday with the whole family.

Fun Palaces Weekend starts on Saturday and we chat to Lewis Hou about what events are happening in Scotland.

Reporter Emily Esson recently got a look behind the scenes at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen.

And it's the Alford Steam Day this weekend. Mike Ward from the Grampian Transport Museum tells Fiona all about it.

20171006

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Bushcraft and survivalist Ray Mears chats to Fiona about his life in the outdoors and his new tour - Born to be Wild.

We get outside and try den building in the car park with Mandy Tulloch.

Reporter Emily Esson met up with Mac Ferguson from the Marvellous Adventure Club to learn about water purifying.

With the October holidays nearly here, reporter Claire White found out about one holiday play scheme in Bothwell.

Moray Feel Good Festival starts this weekend and Vivian Hendry tells us what we can expect.

Storyteller extraordinaire Pauline Cordiner joins Fiona to tell us some fairy tales with a difference!

Janice Hopper takes a look at how you can spend a special occasion holiday with the whole family.

Fun Palaces Weekend starts on Saturday and we chat to Lewis Hou about what events are happening in Scotland.

Reporter Emily Esson recently got a look behind the scenes at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen.

And it's the Alford Steam Day this weekend. Mike Ward from the Grampian Transport Museum tells Fiona all about it.

20171006

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Bushcraft and survivalist Ray Mears chats to Fiona about his life in the outdoors and his new tour - Born to be Wild.

We get outside and try den building in the car park with Mandy Tulloch.

Reporter Emily Esson met up with Mac Ferguson from the Marvellous Adventure Club to learn about water purifying.

With the October holidays nearly here, reporter Claire White found out about one holiday play scheme in Bothwell.

Moray Feel Good Festival starts this weekend and Vivian Hendry tells us what we can expect.

Storyteller extraordinaire Pauline Cordiner joins Fiona to tell us some fairy tales with a difference!

Janice Hopper takes a look at how you can spend a special occasion holiday with the whole family.

Fun Palaces Weekend starts on Saturday and we chat to Lewis Hou about what events are happening in Scotland.

Reporter Emily Esson recently got a look behind the scenes at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen.

And it's the Alford Steam Day this weekend. Mike Ward from the Grampian Transport Museum tells Fiona all about it.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

20171006

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Bushcraft and survivalist Ray Mears chats to Fiona about his life in the outdoors and his new tour - Born to be Wild.

We get outside and try den building in the car park with Mandy Tulloch.

Reporter Emily Esson met up with Mac Ferguson from the Marvellous Adventure Club to learn about water purifying.

With the October holidays nearly here, reporter Claire White found out about one holiday play scheme in Bothwell.

Moray Feel Good Festival starts this weekend and Vivian Hendry tells us what we can expect.

Storyteller extraordinaire Pauline Cordiner joins Fiona to tell us some fairy tales with a difference!

Janice Hopper takes a look at how you can spend a special occasion holiday with the whole family.

Fun Palaces Weekend starts on Saturday and we chat to Lewis Hou about what events are happening in Scotland.

Reporter Emily Esson recently got a look behind the scenes at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen.

And it's the Alford Steam Day this weekend. Mike Ward from the Grampian Transport Museum tells Fiona all about it.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

20171013
20171013

"Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

We look back at some of the most inspiring challenges our guests have undertaken, from running a marathon aged 73 to trekking the length of Madagascar.

The voice of experience, veteran adventurer Tim Moss, shares advice on making your dream happen, no matter how big or small. From deciding what to do, to funding a challenge, to planning an expedition, Tim tells us what works and what's a waste of time.

And we have our own outdoor experience in the Delgatie Castle woods with expert help from the Marvellous Adventure Club! Fiona, Ken and their families discover that fresh air is the best sauce when preparing pizza, sausages and beans under canvas.

"

20171013

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

We look back at some of the most inspiring challenges our guests have undertaken, from running a marathon aged 73 to trekking the length of Madagascar.

The voice of experience, veteran adventurer Tim Moss, shares advice on making your dream happen, no matter how big or small. From deciding what to do, to funding a challenge, to planning an expedition, Tim tells us what works and what's a waste of time.

And we have our own outdoor experience in the Delgatie Castle woods with expert help from the Marvellous Adventure Club! Fiona, Ken and their families discover that fresh air is the best sauce when preparing pizza, sausages and beans under canvas.

20171013

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

We look back at some of the most inspiring challenges our guests have undertaken, from running a marathon aged 73 to trekking the length of Madagascar.

The voice of experience, veteran adventurer Tim Moss, shares advice on making your dream happen, no matter how big or small. From deciding what to do, to funding a challenge, to planning an expedition, Tim tells us what works and what's a waste of time.

And we have our own outdoor experience in the Delgatie Castle woods with expert help from the Marvellous Adventure Club! Fiona, Ken and their families discover that fresh air is the best sauce when preparing pizza, sausages and beans under canvas.

20171013

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

We look back at some of the most inspiring challenges our guests have undertaken, from running a marathon aged 73 to trekking the length of Madagascar.

The voice of experience, veteran adventurer Tim Moss, shares advice on making your dream happen, no matter how big or small. From deciding what to do, to funding a challenge, to planning an expedition, Tim tells us what works and what's a waste of time.

And we have our own outdoor experience in the Delgatie Castle woods with expert help from the Marvellous Adventure Club! Fiona, Ken and their families discover that fresh air is the best sauce when preparing pizza, sausages and beans under canvas.

20171013

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

We look back at some of the most inspiring challenges our guests have undertaken, from running a marathon aged 73 to trekking the length of Madagascar.

The voice of experience, veteran adventurer Tim Moss, shares advice on making your dream happen, no matter how big or small. From deciding what to do, to funding a challenge, to planning an expedition, Tim tells us what works and what's a waste of time.

And we have our own outdoor experience in the Delgatie Castle woods with expert help from the Marvellous Adventure Club! Fiona, Ken and their families discover that fresh air is the best sauce when preparing pizza, sausages and beans under canvas.

20171020
20171020

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Fiona loves everything to do with the sea, and basking sharks are no exception. She caught up with Colin Speedie the author of A Sea Monster's Tale - In Search of the Basking Shark to learn more about these elusive monsters of the deep.

Carole Baxter recently visited the brand new site of the Uryside School to advise them on starting a garden from scratch.

In celebration of Apple Day reporter Frankie Vaughan headed to the orchard at Pitmedden Garden to see what she could learn about the nation's favourite fruit.

This weekend is the annual Scottish Storytelling Festival and we chat to Donald Smith of Traditional Arts Culture Scotland to find out more.

If Halloween is on your mind then we have some top tips on how to get the perfect spooky face paint with makeup artist Uliana Maksymiuk.

Reporter Emily Esson recently went to the Tin Coo in Banchory to check out their new attraction - Milking Live.

Fiona Guest from Scotia Seeds is back in the studio to chat to us about wild carrots.

The Dragons of Drummohr is taking place this month and artistic director Symon Macintyre is on hand to tell us all about it.

A new craze is sweeping the country - painting, hiding, and finding stones! Reporter Emily Esson went to Stonehaven beach to find out more from local resident Debra Hendry.

And the tweed Valley Forest Festival takes place this weekend. Festival co-ordinator Chris Sawers tells us what we can expect.

20171020

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Fiona loves everything to do with the sea, and basking sharks are no exception. She caught up with Colin Speedie the author of A Sea Monster's Tale - In Search of the Basking Shark to learn more about these elusive monsters of the deep.

Carole Baxter recently visited the brand new site of the Uryside School to advise them on starting a garden from scratch.

In celebration of Apple Day reporter Frankie Vaughan headed to the orchard at Pitmedden Garden to see what she could learn about the nation's favourite fruit.

This weekend is the annual Scottish Storytelling Festival and we chat to Donald Smith of Traditional Arts Culture Scotland to find out more.

If Halloween is on your mind then we have some top tips on how to get the perfect spooky face paint with makeup artist Uliana Maksymiuk.

Reporter Emily Esson recently went to the Tin Coo in Banchory to check out their new attraction - Milking Live.

Fiona Guest from Scotia Seeds is back in the studio to chat to us about wild carrots.

The Dragons of Drummohr is taking place this month and artistic director Symon Macintyre is on hand to tell us all about it.

A new craze is sweeping the country - painting, hiding, and finding stones! Reporter Emily Esson went to Stonehaven beach to find out more from local resident Debra Hendry.

And the tweed Valley Forest Festival takes place this weekend. Festival co-ordinator Chris Sawers tells us what we can expect.

20171020

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

20171020

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Fiona loves everything to do with the sea, and basking sharks are no exception. She caught up with Colin Speedie the author of A Sea Monster's Tale - In Search of the Basking Shark to learn more about these elusive monsters of the deep.

Carole Baxter recently visited the brand new site of the Uryside School to advise them on starting a garden from scratch.

In celebration of Apple Day reporter Frankie Vaughan headed to the orchard at Pitmedden Garden to see what she could learn about the nation's favourite fruit.

This weekend is the annual Scottish Storytelling Festival and we chat to Donald Smith of Traditional Arts Culture Scotland to find out more.

If Halloween is on your mind then we have some top tips on how to get the perfect spooky face paint with makeup artist Uliana Maksymiuk.

Reporter Emily Esson recently went to the Tin Coo in Banchory to check out their new attraction - Milking Live.

Fiona Guest from Scotia Seeds is back in the studio to chat to us about wild carrots.

The Dragons of Drummohr is taking place this month and artistic director Symon Macintyre is on hand to tell us all about it.

A new craze is sweeping the country - painting, hiding, and finding stones! Reporter Emily Esson went to Stonehaven beach to find out more from local resident Debra Hendry.

And the tweed Valley Forest Festival takes place this weekend. Festival co-ordinator Chris Sawers tells us what we can expect.

20171027

Fiona Stalker chats to Katharine Lowie, author of 'Running South America'.

Running 6,504 miles, in 15 months, with only your husband for company. That's the challenge that faced Katharine Lowie as she set out to run the length of South America. She tells Fiona all about the experience and her new book "Running South America: With My Husband and Other Animals".

Reporter Emily Esson recently visited Banchory based dementia group Forget Me Not Club and joined them on a walk around Knockburn Loch.

It's a foam filled weekend for Landmark Adventure Park as marketing & communications manager Ross Coulter explains.

With Halloween on the horizon we take a look at different ways to use pumpkin leftovers with help from the Bonobo Café in Aberdeen.

Rosemary Pirie is back to give her top tips for keeping your pooch happy during Halloween and Bonfire night.

If you fancy visiting some spooky castles this haunting season then you're in luck! Castle Hunter David Weinczok is on hand to tell us which castles will give you the creeps...!

Reporter Claire White visited the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh to find out about their spooky trail through the gardens.

We hear about how Perth will be celebrating Halloween with a big street parade.

And if you're not quite sure how to make your own costume this Halloween, then help is on hand. The Granite City Comic Con is here to give us ideas on how to DIY a creepy costume.

20171027

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Running 6,504 miles, in 15 months, with only your husband for company. That's the challenge that faced Katharine Lowie as she set out to run the length of South America. She tells Fiona all about the experience and her new book "Running South America: With My Husband and Other Animals".

Reporter Emily Esson recently visited Banchory based dementia group Forget Me Not Club and joined them on a walk around Knockburn Loch.

It's a foam filled weekend for Landmark Adventure Park as marketing & communications manager Ross Coulter explains.

With Halloween on the horizon we take a look at different ways to use pumpkin leftovers with help from the Bonobo Café in Aberdeen.

Rosemary Pirie is back to give her top tips for keeping your pooch happy during Halloween and Bonfire night.

If you fancy visiting some spooky castles this haunting season then you're in luck! Castle Hunter David Weinczok is on hand to tell us which castles will give you the creeps...!

Reporter Claire White visited the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh to find out about their spooky trail through the gardens.

We hear about how Perth will be celebrating Halloween with a big street parade.

And if you're not quite sure how to make your own costume this Halloween, then help is on hand. The Granite City Comic Con is here to give us ideas on how to DIY a creepy costume.

20171027

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Running 6,504 miles, in 15 months, with only your husband for company. That's the challenge that faced Katharine Lowie as she set out to run the length of South America. She tells Fiona all about the experience and her new book "Running South America: With My Husband and Other Animals".

Reporter Emily Esson recently visited Banchory based dementia group Forget Me Not Club and joined them on a walk around Knockburn Loch.

It's a foam filled weekend for Landmark Adventure Park as marketing & communications manager Ross Coulter explains.

With Halloween on the horizon we take a look at different ways to use pumpkin leftovers with help from the Bonobo Café in Aberdeen.

Rosemary Pirie is back to give her top tips for keeping your pooch happy during Halloween and Bonfire night.

If you fancy visiting some spooky castles this haunting season then you're in luck! Castle Hunter David Weinczok is on hand to tell us which castles will give you the creeps...!

Reporter Claire White visited the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh to find out about their spooky trail through the gardens.

We hear about how Perth will be celebrating Halloween with a big street parade.

And if you're not quite sure how to make your own costume this Halloween, then help is on hand. The Granite City Comic Con is here to give us ideas on how to DIY a creepy costume.

20171027

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

As the weekend approaches, Fiona Stalker inspires us to step away from screens and get active! Adventurer interviews, outdoor activity reports, news of Scottish festivals and events, plus practical outdoor advice, including gardening and weather. Join the conversation by emailing outfortheweekend@bbc.co.uk.

20171103

Fiona chats to Scott Becker - mountain climber, speed flyer and adrenaline junkie.

20171103

Fiona chats to Scott Becker - mountain climber, speed flyer and adrenaline junkie.

Scott Becker is a mountain climber, speed flyer and adrenaline junkie. He chats to Fiona about his most recent adventure - flying 3,000 meters down a mountain in 5.5 minutes.

Reporter Claire White took in the historic sights of Edinburgh with guides Gail Niven and Susan Mather on a recent trip to the capital.

We find out about the Dundee NEoN Festival which starts on Tuesday. Sarah Cook gives us more info.

Runner David Scott is in the studio to chat about upcoming running events and how to keep running during the dark months.

When heading outdoors it's always good to know some basic first aid, so Brian McNally of the Red Cross is in the studio to give Fiona his top tips for heading out with the family.

The Wee Crime Festival takes place in Granton on Spey this weekend and we hear all about it from author and organiser Michael J Malone.

Claire White went along to the Scottish Seabird Centre to find out more about the animals of our coastline.

The BBC Scotland Poet in Residence Stuart Paterson chats to Fiona about the great outdoors and how it influences his writing.

Bonfire night is just around the corner and we hear about a special celebration taking place in Edinburgh this Sunday.

And now that the nights are drawing in early it's a great time to turn our eyes to the skies. Steve Owens tells us what to look out for.

20171103

Fiona chats to Scott Becker - mountain climber, speed flyer and adrenaline junkie.

Scott Becker is a mountain climber, speed flyer and adrenaline junkie. He chats to Fiona about his most recent adventure - flying 3,000 meters down a mountain in 5.5 minutes.

Reporter Claire White took in the historic sights of Edinburgh with guides Gail Niven and Susan Mather on a recent trip to the capital.

We find out about the Dundee NEoN Festival which starts on Tuesday. Sarah Cook gives us more info.

Runner David Scott is in the studio to chat about upcoming running events and how to keep running during the dark months.

When heading outdoors it's always good to know some basic first aid, so Brian McNally of the Red Cross is in the studio to give Fiona his top tips for heading out with the family.

The Wee Crime Festival takes place in Granton on Spey this weekend and we hear all about it from author and organiser Michael J Malone.

Claire White went along to the Scottish Seabird Centre to find out more about the animals of our coastline.

The BBC Scotland Poet in Residence Stuart Paterson chats to Fiona about the great outdoors and how it influences his writing.

Bonfire night is just around the corner and we hear about a special celebration taking place in Edinburgh this Sunday.

And now that the nights are drawing in early it's a great time to turn our eyes to the skies. Steve Owens tells us what to look out for.

20171103

Fiona chats to Scott Becker - mountain climber, speed flyer and adrenaline junkie.

Scott Becker is a mountain climber, speed flyer and adrenaline junkie. He chats to Fiona about his most recent adventure - flying 3,000 meters down a mountain in 5.5 minutes.

Reporter Claire White took in the historic sights of Edinburgh with guides Gail Niven and Susan Mather on a recent trip to the capital.

We find out about the Dundee NEoN Festival which starts on Tuesday. Sarah Cook gives us more info.

Runner David Scott is in the studio to chat about upcoming running events and how to keep running during the dark months.

When heading outdoors it's always good to know some basic first aid, so Brian McNally of the Red Cross is in the studio to give Fiona his top tips for heading out with the family.

The Wee Crime Festival takes place in Granton on Spey this weekend and we hear all about it from author and organiser Michael J Malone.

Claire White went along to the Scottish Seabird Centre to find out more about the animals of our coastline.

The BBC Scotland Poet in Residence Stuart Paterson chats to Fiona about the great outdoors and how it influences his writing.

Bonfire night is just around the corner and we hear about a special celebration taking place in Edinburgh this Sunday.

And now that the nights are drawing in early it's a great time to turn our eyes to the skies. Steve Owens tells us what to look out for.

20171103

Fiona chats to Scott Becker - mountain climber, speed flyer and adrenaline junkie.

Scott Becker is a mountain climber, speed flyer and adrenaline junkie. He chats to Fiona about his most recent adventure - flying 3,000 meters down a mountain in 5.5 minutes.

Reporter Claire White took in the historic sights of Edinburgh with guides Gail Niven and Susan Mather on a recent trip to the capital.

We find out about the Dundee NEoN Festival which starts on Tuesday. Sarah Cook gives us more info.

Runner David Scott is in the studio to chat about upcoming running events and how to keep running during the dark months.

When heading outdoors it's always good to know some basic first aid, so Brian McNally of the Red Cross is in the studio to give Fiona his top tips for heading out with the family.

The Wee Crime Festival takes place in Granton on Spey this weekend and we hear all about it from author and organiser Michael J Malone.

Claire White went along to the Scottish Seabird Centre to find out more about the animals of our coastline.

The BBC Scotland Poet in Residence Stuart Paterson chats to Fiona about the great outdoors and how it influences his writing.

Bonfire night is just around the corner and we hear about a special celebration taking place in Edinburgh this Sunday.

And now that the nights are drawing in early it's a great time to turn our eyes to the skies. Steve Owens tells us what to look out for.

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Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

Scott Becker is a mountain climber, speed flyer and adrenaline junkie. He chats to Fiona about his most recent adventure - flying 3,000 meters down a mountain in 5.5 minutes.

Reporter Claire White took in the historic sights of Edinburgh with guides Gail Niven and Susan Mather on a recent trip to the capital.

We find out about the Dundee NEoN Festival which starts on Tuesday. Sarah Cook gives us more info.

Runner David Scott is in the studio to chat about upcoming running events and how to keep running during the dark months.

When heading outdoors it's always good to know some basic first aid, so Brian McNally of the Red Cross is in the studio to give Fiona his top tips for heading out with the family.

The Wee Crime Festival takes place in Granton on Spey this weekend and we hear all about it from author and organiser Michael J Malone.

Claire White went along to the Scottish Seabird Centre to find out more about the animals of our coastline.

The BBC Scotland Poet in Residence Stuart Paterson chats to Fiona about the great outdoors and how it influences his writing.

Bonfire night is just around the corner and we hear about a special celebration taking place in Edinburgh this Sunday.

And now that the nights are drawing in early it's a great time to turn our eyes to the skies. Steve Owens tells us what to look out for.

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Fiona chats to Solitaire Townsend, author of 'The Happy Hero'.

Have you ever thought about how doing your own small bit for the environment can have a major impact on the bigger picture? Solitaire Townsend author of "The Happy Hero - How To Change Your Life By Changing The World" wants us all to consider how the smallest of acts can have a huge impact.

Reporter Claire White recently took a food tour of Edinburgh to learn about Scotland's rich food heritage.

It might be starting to feel like winter, but there's still plenty to be done in the garden. Carole Baxter is back in the studio to answer all your questions and we look ahead to Christmas with natural art ideas from Karon Grieve.

Sunday sees the launch of Scottish Interfaith Week and Maureen Sier, director of Interfaith Scotland, is on hand to tell us all about the week of events.

Yoga and climbing may not seem like a natural pairing, but it turns out that each can have benefits for the other. We invited a yoga teacher afraid of heights and some rather stiff climbers to try each other's sport with some interesting results!

How would you like to climb Ben Nevis every day for a month? That's exactly what Andy Cole did in October and he's here to tell us all about the experience.

If you've ever wanted to learn about the real magic behind the Harry Potter series, then a new exhibition at The Mitchell Library will be just up your street. Dawn Vallance, a principal librarian at Glasgow Libraries, tells us more.

And George Anderson is back on the show to tell us all about his tree of the month. This time we take a look at Hazel.

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Fiona chats to Solitaire Townsend, author of 'The Happy Hero'.

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Fiona chats to Solitaire Townsend, author of 'The Happy Hero'.

Have you ever thought about how doing your own small bit for the environment can have a major impact on the bigger picture? Solitaire Townsend author of "The Happy Hero - How To Change Your Life By Changing The World" wants us all to consider how the smallest of acts can have a huge impact.

Reporter Claire White recently took a food tour of Edinburgh to learn about Scotland's rich food heritage.

It might be starting to feel like winter, but there's still plenty to be done in the garden. Carole Baxter is back in the studio to answer all your questions and we look ahead to Christmas with natural art ideas from Karon Grieve.

Sunday sees the launch of Scottish Interfaith Week and Maureen Sier, director of Interfaith Scotland, is on hand to tell us all about the week of events.

Yoga and climbing may not seem like a natural pairing, but it turns out that each can have benefits for the other. We invited a yoga teacher afraid of heights and some rather stiff climbers to try each other's sport with some interesting results!

How would you like to climb Ben Nevis every day for a month? That's exactly what Andy Cole did in October and he's here to tell us all about the experience.

If you've ever wanted to learn about the real magic behind the Harry Potter series, then a new exhibition at The Mitchell Library will be just up your street. Dawn Vallance, a principal librarian at Glasgow Libraries, tells us more.

And George Anderson is back on the show to tell us all about his tree of the month. This time we take a look at Hazel.

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Fiona Stalker chats to bricklayer turned stargazer Gary Fildes.

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Fiona Stalker chats to bricklayer turned stargazer Gary Fildes.

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Dr Juliet McGrattan chats about her book Sorted: The Active Woman's Guide to Health.

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Dr Juliet McGrattan chats about her book Sorted: The Active Woman's Guide to Health.

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for Fiona Stalker. We catch up with the Monk family from New Zealand who are currently cycling from Kenitra to Ballater! Hammer throwing, caber tossing, wellie throwing, cycle stunt performers and that's just for starters!

Plus if your name is Gordon you'll get a special welcome... we find out more Gordon Castle's Highland Games! A knotty twisted trunk, covered with grey or reddish brown scaly bark?! Jill Donnachie from Woodland Trust Scotland will have more on the latest edition to our tree of the month!

And staff and pupils from Banchory Academy are about to set off on an exceptional expedition via mountain bike, canoe and on foot! Teacher Colin Nicoll and two pupils join Jane in the studio ahead of next week's departure! We get the lowdown one this weekend's Cairngorms Nature Festival and we find out just why so many adults can't swim.

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Jane Lewis sits in for Fiona Stalker. We catch up with the Monk family from New Zealand who are currently cycling from Kenitra to Ballater! Hammer throwing, caber tossing, wellie throwing, cycle stunt performers and that's just for starters!

Plus if your name is Gordon you'll get a special welcome... we find out more Gordon Castle's Highland Games! A knotty twisted trunk, covered with grey or reddish brown scaly bark?! Jill Donnachie from Woodland Trust Scotland will have more on the latest edition to our tree of the month!

And staff and pupils from Banchory Academy are about to set off on an exceptional expedition via mountain bike, canoe and on foot! Teacher Colin Nicoll and two pupils join Jane in the studio ahead of next week's departure! We get the lowdown one this weekend's Cairngorms Nature Festival and we find out just why so many adults can't swim.

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As the weekend approaches, Louise White offers inspiration and insight into what's happening across Scotland in Out for the Weekend. From outdoor festivals to leisurely strolls, we'll give you the best advice including where the sun is going shine in our weekend weather forecast. If your outdoor activities are more home based, expert gardener Carole Baxter will be on hand with tips for keen and enthusiastic gardeners alike - and if you've never even felt the inclination to venture over your door step, a wide range of guests including Chris Packham and Mark Beaumont should persuade you to get Out for the Weekend.

Louise White Sits In20170120

As the weekend approaches, Louise White offers inspiration and insight into what's happening across Scotland in Out for the Weekend. From outdoor festivals to leisurely strolls, we'll give you the best advice including where the sun is going shine in our weekend weather forecast. If your outdoor activities are more home based, expert gardener Carole Baxter will be on hand with tips for keen and enthusiastic gardeners alike - and if you've never even felt the inclination to venture over your door step, a wide range of guests including Chris Packham and Mark Beaumont should persuade you to get Out for the Weekend.

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Charley Boorman talks about getting back on his motorbike following a near-fatal crash.

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Charley Boorman talks about getting back on his motorbike following a near-fatal crash.

Inspiration for getting out and about at the weekend with Fiona Stalker.

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Pennie Latin and Lee Craigie will be keeping the Out for the Weekend hot-seat warm for Fiona!

Autumn is most certainly upon us and writer Jim Crumley joins Lee and Pennie to reveal just why it's such a very special part of the year.

When did you last go Den-Building?? We find out what happened when Pennie and Lee went on a mission to see if they could re-kindle their inner-child down at Evanton Community Woods...

When and why do we take seflies?? Dan Holland will be giving us the lowdown when he joins Lee and Pennie in the Inverness Studio.

Claire White caught up with a man who plans to climb all 222 Corbett Mountains over the next few months - Will Copestake.

We'll also be venturing into the worlds of Metal Detecting, bread baking, art painting and treasure detecting, while Nessie Hunter Steve Feltham joins Out for the Weekend live.

And a man who decided to cycle the Iron Curtain Trail on a £50 shopping bike tells us why on earth he decided to take on such a crazy challenge! Tim Moore will be revealing all behind his latest feat.

We'll also be getting tips on how to keep your beloved four legged friends safe over the Bonfire Night period, with the help of the SSPCA's Mike Flynn.

And if you fancy a Woodland Light Experience this weekend, then a trip to Stirlingshire could be for you.

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Pennie Latin and Lee Craigie will be keeping the Out for the Weekend hot-seat warm for Fiona!

Autumn is most certainly upon us and writer Jim Crumley joins Lee and Pennie to reveal just why it's such a very special part of the year.

When did you last go Den-Building?? We find out what happened when Pennie and Lee went on a mission to see if they could re-kindle their inner-child down at Evanton Community Woods...

When and why do we take seflies?? Dan Holland will be giving us the lowdown when he joins Lee and Pennie in the Inverness Studio.

Claire White caught up with a man who plans to climb all 222 Corbett Mountains over the next few months - Will Copestake.

We'll also be venturing into the worlds of Metal Detecting, bread baking, art painting and treasure detecting, while Nessie Hunter Steve Feltham joins Out for the Weekend live.

And a man who decided to cycle the Iron Curtain Trail on a £50 shopping bike tells us why on earth he decided to take on such a crazy challenge! Tim Moore will be revealing all behind his latest feat.

We'll also be getting tips on how to keep your beloved four legged friends safe over the Bonfire Night period, with the help of the SSPCA's Mike Flynn.

And if you fancy a Woodland Light Experience this weekend, then a trip to Stirlingshire could be for you.

Sarah Mack Sits In20150703

As the weekend approaches, Sarah Mack offers inspiration and insight into what's happening across Scotland in Out for the Weekend. From outdoor festivals to leisurely strolls, we'll give you the best advice including where the sun is going shine in our weekend weather forecast. If your outdoor activities are more home based, expert gardener Carole Baxter will be on hand with tips for keen and enthusiastic gardeners alike - and if you've never even felt the inclination to venture over your door step, a wide range of guests including Chris Packham and Mark Beaumont should persuade you to get Out for the Weekend.

Sarah Mack Sits In20150703

As the weekend approaches, Sarah Mack offers inspiration and insight into what's happening across Scotland in Out for the Weekend. From outdoor festivals to leisurely strolls, we'll give you the best advice including where the sun is going shine in our weekend weather forecast. If your outdoor activities are more home based, expert gardener Carole Baxter will be on hand with tips for keen and enthusiastic gardeners alike - and if you've never even felt the inclination to venture over your door step, a wide range of guests including Chris Packham and Mark Beaumont should persuade you to get Out for the Weekend.

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Sarah Mack Sits In20150710