Sixty Degrees North



Only 200 miles from his home in Shetland, and his starting point, Malachy Tallack reaches the west coast of Norway, the final destination on his journey along the sixtieth parallel.

The sixtieth parallel marks a borderland between 'near' and 'far north', Tallack travelled to some of the places that share this latitude, beginning in Shetland, where he has spent most of his life. Focusing on the landscapes and natural environments of the parallel, and the way that people have interacted with those landscapes, Tallack explores themes of wildness and community, of isolation and engagement, of exile and memory.

Reader: Sandy Grierson

Writer: Malachy Tallack

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.