Live updates

Advertisement

Advertisement

Watch Border Life online

Emma Baker visits one of the last strongholds in Scotland of the red squirrel, and hears how campaigners are trying to involve local people in saving the species from extinction. Sandy McCracken reports on a deer herd in the Galloway Forest - one of the few places where you can get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. Fiona Armstrong meets a Borders artist who captures the landscape around him in all its moods using pastels and paper.

Watch Border Life online

Border Life this week pays tribute to one of Scotland's largely unsung heroes: Mary Somerville was the first person to be referred to as "a scientist" and her work led to the discovery of new planets and was used to design the earliest computer. Now she's one of the first women to appear on a Scottish banknote and will feature on the new plastic ten pound note issued next year. Sandy McCracken looks back on her life, while Fiona Armstrong meets the designer of the new note.

VIDEO: Watch Border Life Episode 119 online

In a Border Life special, Fiona Armstrong meets the world-famous artist and architect Charles Jencks - famed for his distinctive land sculptures. Charles talks about his famous "Garden of Cosmic Speculation" in Dumfriesshire, "Northumberlandia" and his latest project at Crawick. He also tells how he and his late wife set up the Maggie's cancer care centres across Scotland as she fought a terminal illness.

Load more updates