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Matthew Thompson is part of the Good Friday Generation who've grown up in a time of relative peace. They've lived through the transformation of Belfast from a city, once largely associated with violence and sectarian division, into a popular tourist destination, a location for international film production and a growing centre for high tech industry. In this five part series, Matthew meets people who've witnessed and...

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Matthew Thompson is part of the Good Friday Generation who've grown up in a time of relative peace. They've lived through the transformation of Belfast from a city, once largely associated with violence and sectarian division, into a popular tourist destination, a location for international film production and a growing centre for high tech industry. In this five part series, Matthew meets people who've witnessed and...

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Matthew Thompson is part of the Good Friday Generation who've grown up in a time of relative peace. They've lived through the transformation of Belfast from a city, once largely associated with violence and sectarian division, into a popular tourist destination, a location for international film production and a growing centre for high tech industry. In this five part series, Matthew meets people who've witnessed and...

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Matthew Thompson is part of the Good Friday Generation who've grown up in a time of relative peace. They've lived through the transformation of Belfast from a city, once largely associated with violence and sectarian division, into a popular tourist destination, a location for international film production and a growing centre for high tech industry. In this five part series, Matthew meets people who've witnessed and...

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Matthew Thompson is part of the Good Friday Generation who've grown up in a time of relative peace. They've lived through the transformation of Belfast from a city, once largely associated with violence and sectarian division, into a popular tourist destination, a location for international film production and a growing centre for high tech industry. In this five part series, Matthew meets people who've witnessed and...

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As more and more Scottish churches close their doors,  many once prized pipe organs are no longer wanted.  Organ restorer, Michael MacDonald, tells Kathleen Carragher about his efforts to rescue some of these centuries old instruments.   Michael talks about his profession at St Adamnan's Church in Duror, near Oban, while he retunes what is believed to be the oldest working pipe organ in the country. 10-minute...

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On the Ardnamurchan peninsula Sarah and Hugh Asher are developing an unusual initiative in the crofting world – it's what they call 'social crofting'.  Sarah and Hugh, from Lancashire, have backgrounds in social work and the criminal justice system.  They took over the 12-acre Darach Croft, four years ago, to combine their interest in farming with the experimental use of prescribing nature to help treat...

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The Rev Fiona Ogg has one of the biggest parishes in Scotland, on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. She lives beside her church at Acharacle but her second congregation is at Kilchoan, a long torturous drive away. To save time and travel costs she hit on the bright idea of turning her campervan into what she calls a mobile manse.  Fiona has just gone back on the road...

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Film buffs around Fort William are looking forward to the opening of the latest business venture by local entrepreneur, Angus MacDonald – a two screen boutique cinema with a wood-fired pizza cafe bar.  Designed with a Highland twist – a red corrugated roof and stone walls – it will be a welcome addition to the town’s entertainment scene, as Kathleen Carragher reports. 10-minute feature for BBC Radio...

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Writing retreats and workshops are perennially popular with budding authors and poets. Vanessa Branson, the younger sister of Virgin Airline boss, Richard, runs occasional courses on Eilean Shona, a small island ,on the West coast of Scotland, which she has owned for twenty five years. Kathleen Carragher visited Eilean Shona to find out more about the workshops and Vanessa’s connection with the the island. 10-minute feature...

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