The Culture Caf, too, celebrates MacCaig on Tuesday, with a 1993 recording of MacCaig in conversation with friend (and fellow angler) fiddler Aly Bain.
In Monday's Walking Through Landscapes, peregrinating geology professor Iain Stewart visits the East Neuk of Fife and looks at this community's history and its diminishing fishing industry.
On other shores, at Dunkirk 70 years ago, the story of the 51st Highland division is still not well known. In The Forgotten 51st, Iain Macdonald recounts how 8,000 troops battling across France in a rearguard action were forced to surrender after being effectively abandoned.
Out of Doors
Today, Radio Scotland, 6:30am
The Culture Cafe
Tuesday, Radio Scotland, 1:15pm
Walking through Landscapes
Monday, Radio Scotland, 3:30pm
The Forgotten 51st
Thursday, Radio Scotland, 3:30pm
• This article was first published in The Scotsman on November 6, 2010