“Why does a salmon take a fly?” That’s the question asked by Eric Steel’s quietly beguiling documentary. Its subject is Megan Boyd, a woman from the West Highlands who became celebrated for her extraordinary skill at tying fishing flies. Boyd, whose fervent admirers included Prince Charles, died in 2001. Steel speaks to those who knew her or used her flies, and films the rugged Scottish landscapes where she lived and worked.
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Tuesday 31 December 2013
Kate Stone, who has a PhD in physics, was the victim of a "one-in-a-million" event in the Highlands
UK weather: Forecasters warn of 80mph wind and rain to batter Britain before arrival of ‘Storm Emily’
Sunday 15 December 2013
Met Office predicts ‘significant winter storm’ to hit Britain later this week
Sunday 29 September 2013
Friday 19 July 2013
England’s David Lynn will double check he has a full allocation of 14 clubs in his bag before he sets out for his second round today.
Friday 12 July 2013
The Killers, The Script and David Guetta also among headliners
Thursday 11 July 2013
Some working families will be worse off under Iain Duncan Smith's flagship Universal Credit - even though it was intended to encourage people back into work, according to research published today.
Tuesday 11 June 2013
The man had fallen into the sea from the Kessock Bridge
Friday 10 May 2013
A number of players are involved in end of season action
Monday 06 May 2013
But enjoy it while it lasts, because temperatures are expected to tail off into the week
Tuesday 02 April 2013
Firefighters worked through the night to bring under control a huge grassland blaze.
Monday 01 April 2013
Cold snap likely to last until mid-April
Sunday 31 March 2013
... and this March was the coldest since 1962
Saturday 16 March 2013
The Paperboy (107 mins, 15)
Thursday 28 February 2013
According to reports the helicopter was immediately grounded following the incident
Friday 15 February 2013
Two of the three people who died after an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands were RAF personnel, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed.
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