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 TV star and expert broadcaster Jackie Bird, and featuring experts and enthusiasts from all walks of life, each episode delves deep into the detail of Scotland’s history, its wildlife and its landscapes.

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

Love Scotland is produced by Think, Big Light and Demus Productions on behalf of the National Trust for Scotland.

Meet the Host

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Jackie Bird

    Scottish journalist and broadcaster, Jackie Bird is familiar to many Scots at home and abroad from her time as a BBC Reporting Scotland news anchor. She has been the host of BBC Scotland’s Hogmanay Live, as well Scotland’s Children in Need coverage, as well as a wide range of documentaries. 

    Jackie is passionate about the stories behind Scotland’s history and heritage, and she shares the National Trust for Scotland’s drive to bring a love of Scotland to life.