Radio: Out of Doors | The Culture Cafe | Walking through Landscapes | The Forgotten 51st

Scotland's landscape looms large this week, not least the bens of Sutherland as BBC Scotland's centenary celebration of the poet Norman MacCaig includes a special edition of Out of Doors this morning (repeated tomorrow), which explores the landscape of Assynt and its mountains, which MacCaig once described as "looming and pachydermatous in the thin light".

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.

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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