Saturday, 29 December 2007

Johnny Goes To Scotland

Johnny Kingdom's trip to Scotland with his wife, on BBC Two last night, was a highlight. They stayed for a few days at the Aigas country estate home of Sir John Lister-Kaye, Bt, OBE and his wife Judy, Lady Lister-Kaye.

It really is a joy to watch Johnny's enthusiasm for wildlife and his down-to-earth approach. Did that kilt he wore to dinner match the tartan carpet? Perhaps Sir John lent it to him!

Sir John is, of course, a celebrated conservationist, naturalist and author; so his re-introduction of beavers to Scotland and his country estate has been an admirable feat. He showed us a beaver's scull with those very large teeth: little wonder they can gnaw through trees.

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