Episode 4 – Balnakeil

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One morning in 1968, at 3am, and during a NATO military training exercise, Ceramic Artist Lotte Glob and her family arrived at Balnakeil with plans to make it their new home. In episode four of Atlantic Edge, Lotte and Ronnie Lansley – who arrived in 1981 – discuss the early days of Balnakeil Craft Village and how it went from nuclear early warning station to a thriving artistic community.

More Episodes:

Episode 1 – Cape Wrath
Episode 2 – Returning Home to Durness
Episode 3 – Smoo Cave

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Episode 3 – Smoo Cave

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This month’s episode of Atlantic Edge explores Smoo Cave – near Durness in the Scottish Highlands. Our guides Colin and Fraser tell us about the history and geology of this amazing natural wonder, and what they believe may be another hidden cave system waiting to be discovered.

More Episodes:

Episode 1 – Cape Wrath
Episode 2 – Returning Home to Durness
Episode 4 – Balnakeil

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Episode 2 – Returning Home

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In our second episode of Atlantic Edge we meet Nicola, who left Durness as a teenager but decided to return a several years later to set up a business. Here, she tells the story of starting her hair salon at the local football club changing rooms, and how she gradually built it into the successful business it is today.

More Episodes

Episode 1 – Cape Wrath
Episode 3 – Smoo Cave
Episode 4 – Balnakeil

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Episode 1 – Cape Wrath

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Welcome to the first episode of Atlantic Edge – a series of podcasts that explore the people and places of Durness: Scotland’s most north-westerly community.

Our first episode is about remote Cape Wrath: the most North Westerly point of the British mainland. No roads go to Cape Wrath but between Easter and mid-October it is possible to make the spectacular journey by a combination of boat and mini-bus to the impressive Cape Wrath lighthouse where you can enjoy the abundant wildlife and have a cup of tea in Britain’s remotest cafe.

Hear from the people who make the tour happen and about the unforgettable experience enjoyed by visitors.

Find out more about Cape Wrath at www.visitcapewrath.com

More Episodes

Episode 2 – Returning Home to Durness
Episode 3 – Smoo Cave
Episode 4 – Balnakeil

Don’t miss future episodes. Subscribe to Atlantic Edge on iTunes by clicking here!