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26 October 2014 - Will Self Awarded BCU Sea Kayak Leader - 4 Star - following assessment over three days with Glenmore Lodge.

    

October  - Barnacle geese with goslings return safely from their epic breeding grounds in Greenland.  Watch BBC Life Story clip.

image copyright Jane Smith

22 - 25 August.  Visit Caroline Hunter and Jane Smith in their open studios as part of Art Map Argyll.

August and September 2014.  Join Will Self as he leads some free Mid Argyll Summer Walks for Argyll and the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust.

Summer Holidays.  Where did we go?  Stayed here of course!  And went fishing  (Paps of Jura in background)...  The view from the tent...

21st - 26th July - Argyll Sea Kayak Trail launches with the RYA Flotilla to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.  Will Self will be paddling from Arduaine to Crinan and then along the Crinan Canal http://www.flotilla2014.org.uk/argyll-sea-kayak-trail.php.  The launch of the trail is being filmed by the BBC.

Spring / Summer 2014.  Catch up with Jane Smith on pages 26 - 29 of The Nature of Scotland magazine.

3rd - 5th May 2014.  Paddle with Will Self at the Mid West Sea Kayak Symposium at Tayvallich, Loch Sween.

27 March 2014Radio 4 Documentary of the Week - Scotland Meet Murray Lachlan Young - Broadcast at 11.30 on BBC Radio Four.  Will Self talks to poet Murray Lachlan Young on Dunadd Fort about the ancient kingdom of Dalriada.

September 2013.  Thanks to Colin McWilliams of Oban Sea Kayak Guides for superb coaching through SCA 3 Star Award and beyond.  (30 second video of eddyline turns... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=355845027883001 )

August 2013.  Loch Sween and the Sound of Jura are proposed as Marine Protected Areas. 

Sea Pen

http://www.snh.gov.uk/docs/A978504.pdf

http://www.snh.gov.uk/docs/A978503.pdf

June 2013.  Mark Smith stars, with two other Argyll cameramen - John Aitchison and Gordon Buchanan, in the BBCs Wild Cameramen at Work.  "The amazing careers of five of the world's best nature cameramen, who call Scotland home."  Meet the cameramen and watch clips here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p014hqgz/features/meet-the-cameramen

May 2013.  John Aitchison's Hebrides - Islands on the Edge is broadcast on BBC TV.  Watch clips from the series:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p014g3vx

May 2012.  Mark Smith wins a BAFTA for his groundbreaking work on the BBC Frozen Planet series.  John Aitchison who also won a BAFTA for Frozen Planet and is currently working in Argyll on a BBC series about the Hebrides is pleased to be back after so much time overseas.  He said "I've been struck again and again by how many people on this coast are engaged with the wild animals around them.  Conservation in one form or another is going to make up an ever larger part of the income for this area and it's great to see so many people getting involved and and paying attention to these other lives all around us."

April 2012.   Scotland Outdoors competition prize winners embarked on a journey of discovery with Will Self.  In a collaboration with Heart of Argyll Tourism Alliance and Colin McWilliams the happy winners explored the Linne Mhurich, Loch na Cille and Danna discovering a variety of gems along the way.