Caring for Scotland's footpaths with Helen Cole artwork
Love Scotland

Caring for Scotland's footpaths with Helen Cole

  • S1E8
  • 19:33
  • November 23rd 2020

Helen Cole, Property Manger at Ben Lawers, has spent 30 years caring for the National Nature Reserve. In this episode, she talks to Jackie about the huge increase in footfall on Scotland's upland paths during Covid 19 and how visitors can do their bit to protect our wild spaces.

Love Scotland

Love Scotland is a podcast series from the National Trust for Scotland.

From coastlines to castles, art to architecture, wildlife to wilderness, the National Trust for Scotland cares for and protects some of Scotland's most significant places and spaces, allowing them to be enjoyed today while protecting them for future generations.

Hosted by former BBC Reporting Scotland anchor Jackie Bird, and featuring experts and enthusiasts from across the country, each episode delves deep into the detail of the Trust’s people and places to showcase how everything they do is for the love of Scotland. 

You can find out more about the National Trust for Scotland's work and how to support them at

Meet the Host

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Jackie Bird

    Scottish journalist and broadcaster, previously one of the lead presenters of Reporting Scotland (BBC Scotland News).