Talk On The Wildside [Radio Scotland]

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Raymond Mearns meets ornithologist and wildlife expert Roy Dennis.

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3/6 Can Skier and climber Myrtle Simpson convince stand-up comedian and actor Raymond Mearns that there is more to Scotland than the city streets he's familiar with?

Meeting at the Cairngorm ski slopes Myrtle tells Raymond about the early days of the industry when keen skiers walked and climbed to the top of the slopes.

An enthusiastic climber from an early age Myrtle has climbed all over the world and still skies at every opportunity.

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4/6 Can photographer and travel writer Alastair Scott convince stand-up comedian and actor Raymond Mearns that there is more to Scotland than the city streets he's familiar with?

Alastair Scott is a true adventurer. A five year hitch-hiking journey round the world brought him into contact with many different people and cultures which he documented in a unique photographic collection. Not content with that he subsequently cycled five thousand miles behind the Iron Curtain before its fall, has traversed Alaska and has sailed solo round Ireland and the Faroes.

He tells Raymond about some of his exploits and the characters he's met and shows him a few of his favourite photographs.

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likes nothing better than a kayaking adventure. The former Olympic Skier has undertaken some audacious expeditions including a journey from Glasgow to Muckle Flugga and more recently from Oban to the Faroe Islands.

Talking to Raymond Mearns he talks about some of his incredible adventures, explains how the really big one is still to come in 2014 and reveals his way of combating sea sickness!

06Dr Kenny Taylor2013051620130519 (RS)

6/6 Can writer, naturalist and musician Dr Kenny Taylor convince stand-up comedian Raymond Mearns that there is more to Scotland than the city streets he's familiar with?

Having lived in the Highlands for over 25 years Kenny has studied in detail the geology and wildlife of the Black Isle north of Inverness.

Starting on the coast at Rosemarkie Kenny introduces Raymond to one of his favourite places where he's watched Dolphins in the firth and Otters on the shore. Exploring the coast and hinterland Kenny takes Raymond on a wildlife ramble and they discuss his passion for the outdoors and how he uses his knowledge in his books and magazine articles.