Journey Through the Past: A Trip Down Memory Lane on Raasay

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    I’m used to sobbing my way through a packet of tissues when watching the likes of The Notebook or It’s A Wonderful Life, but I don’t normally shed tears over Countryfile. This long-standing BBC television programme, which reports on environmental issues and celebrates the beauty and diversity of the British countryside, has been a feature of my Sunday nights for many years.

    I was under substantial pressure in my day job during the winter months, working long hours including Christmas, evenings and weekends. Thankfully work has since returned to normal and I don’t plan on submitting another 90+ hour timesheet again anytime soon. Whilst feeling the pressure in January, I settled down to watch Countryfile over dinner one Sunday evening after yet another day at my desk. Unexpectedly, a short feature on the Isle of Arran appeared on screen. Comedienne Susan Calman set sail across the Firth of Clyde to re-visit her…

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