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now on bbc news, the travel show‘s in scotland amid concerns that the travel slump might mean trouble for some of its historic buildings. this week on the travel show, castles a nd this week on the travel show, castles and lockdown. he is walking like a man who's walked a very long time. one of new york's messiest sandwiches. you can expect labour, you can expect the food will be made with love, and you can expect a little sass, because that's me. social distancing lessons from medieval italy. and the ups and downs of scotland's wild canon search.
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this week, i'm in scotland, a country famous for its hundreds of incredible castles. it's only the second time i've been here but it's a place that is close to my heart. i'm canadian and my name is mike corry but my middle name is mcleod and that's a scottish name and that's a scottish name and that's what brought us here today. —— corey. i'm beginning my journey today. —— corey. i'm beginning myjourney in skye, scotland's second—largest island. this is dunvegan castle, the oldest inhabited castle in the country and, for the past 800 years, the ancestral home of the mcleod clan. hugh. nice to meet
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you, mike. you decided to be here. welcome to dunvegan castle. we a re here. welcome to dunvegan castle. we are closed here. no problem with the mask, the distance. come inside. fantastic. my middle name is mcleod, they cut the aid one point. there are many different spellings of mcleod but this is where it all started. we been holding fast. that is the ball, the family motto. with when going through clan battles, famine and hopefully we can survive the covid—i9 pandemic as well. even by historical standards, dunvegan has faced a difficult year. it has remained closed to visitors since the coronavirus lockdown began in march. we've managed now to openjust the gardens march. we've managed now to open just the gardens and get shop and car park but it's very much a partial reopening so the castle was still closed. we might trial opening the guided tours with no more than 25
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people but the mechanics of putting that in place is quite tickled and actually the economics is not that viable, really, from a business point of view. the loss of revenue has impacted on ongoing restoration work. so, mike, welcome to the fairy tale, which is slightly less plush interior than the ones you've just visited downstairs. and it still under repair? yes, we've only managed to restore half the castle so far in ten or ii yea rs, the castle so far in ten or ii years, this is the kind of reality behind the scenes. in the uk, privately owned heritage has a 1.4 billion backlog of repairs, 58 million of that is in scotland and in the dunvegan context in the estate, i think we got 2.5 million of our —— outstanding repairs, some of which are urgent, some of which are not
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but unfortunately the pandemic is going to torpedo our restoration budgets. and if you can't get that money, what consequences have for dunvegan? labour in an exposed unforgiving climate like skye's there will be more repairs in a place like this but important jobs, if we don't have the money, we don't have the money, they can't proceed. and dunvegan is far from the only place yet to fully reopen. the national trust of scotland manages 80 visited properties, almost 90% of which are open again in some shape or form. but you won't be able to see inside many of these famous historic buildings until 2021 including killeen castle and ayrshire. each one is unique, they have a different layout, so they have a different layout, soa simple they have a different layout, so a simple four room cottage with one way and in one way out
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so with one way and in one way out so that is much easier to manage things like that have been really important how visitors access and enjoy these spaces. despite a fundraising drive over the summer, the trust faces a £30 million shortfall. they recently announced 200 job losses, a grim set of circumstances that spurred one trust worker to mount his own charity event. i'm here on the grounds of had a house in aberdeenshire where there is an excited group of people even though the building is still close. we are here to greet eduardo beddin, a historian who lives and works here. he's been walking 500 miles across the entirety of the country and in a few minutes, he will be rounding here. this is eduardo and this is the goodbye team party. this
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is the goodbye team party. this is day one of our adventure. we are seeing 26 days where we are being. eduardo stopped off at nearly two dozen historical properties on his route. his goal was to raise money for the trust save our scotland campaign and highlight the uncertain situation of heritage workers like himself. and areas, the smile on his face. eduardo. he is looking like —— walking like a man who's walked for a very long time. and people are applauding. bagpipes skirl. intense. it is. i was crying, but you couldn't see it. and i
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love scotland and i love uk so much and i was dreaming to have a bag piper to welcome me back and when he was playing scotla nd and when he was playing scotland the brave, ijust felt back home and i was proud to be pa rt back home and i was proud to be part of this country and part of this organisation. coronavirus has had a major impact on scotland's heritage properties, affecting their p properties, affecting their upkeep and the people who look after them but edoardo is optimistic. these are centres of these communities. these buildings were here before the national trust existed and they will be here after the national trust may be gone one day and we just keep trust may be gone one day and wejust keep hoping trust may be gone one day and we just keep hoping for better days to come and they will come back, good days, it'sjust a matter of time. everyone here is still congratulating edoardo and aberdeenshire but us, we're off
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to tuscany in italy whether coronavirus lockdown has caused a revival of an old mediaeval practice, one that has social distancing nailed centuries before we even coined the term. babae is from ancient latin and it means well, magnificent, a very beautiful lesson so we like the word babae. we decided to start this restaurant in 2018, injune, and we are to friends and this was a new experience for us. we found it inside the restau ra nt we found it inside the restaurant so we decided not to open the restaurant butjust the buchette del vino.
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we start with selling wine and then cocktail. not only one —— wine, but food as well. so we decided to do pizza because we are very good with the focaccia and pizza. we started with the with the pizza we saw the buchette is too little with
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pizza so we could not use the buchette. that was fine. it explores like —— next explodes in one mouth and they call us and say, is the buchette open, can we come, can we eat, what we can do. maybe
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the lockdown in the post lockdown is important for the local people to know about this story, the history of florence, the buchette, those were the wine windows of tuscany but don't go anywhere, there is great stuff coming up. how black lives matter is changing the fortunes of some new york restaurants. and how to camp in the wild. this is my tent and that is how i like it.
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the black lives matter protests that started in wisconsin has spread across the nation and the entire world, many issues like social injustice and economic inequality have been at the forefront of our minds and black run restaurants in america, it's mean it's meant an unexpected surge in business. new york, one of the most diverse cities in the world in one place where the black lives matter movement is really left its mark. so the huge yellow letters that are right behind me i1 murals painted throughout the city and it's truly just a painted throughout the city and it's trulyjust a symbol of our strongly people feel about the movement. those protests started in may following the death of george floyd in police custody in minneapolis. antiracism desmond demonstrators took to the street in cities across the united states and then in several other countries around the world. but aside from just the world. but aside from just the protest, consumers are also showing their support with their wallets, black run
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restau ra nts their wallets, black run restaurants having an up kick in demand. in fact, the national black chamber of commerce says three quarters of the businesses it spoke to noticed a boost in sales following the protest. businesses like sylvia's restau ra nt, businesses like sylvia's restaurant, famous for its soul food. we are talking short ribs, greens and potato salad. it was founded nearly 60 years ago by this woman sylvia woods and is now run by her children and is now run by her children and grandchildren. one thing i can say about our staff family, they have been very affected by what's going on and we are sensitive to that because we are affected as a family and a business. business has been moving ever since the protests but it really peaked on juneteenth, the holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in the us. this that weekend, it was
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incredible. that sentiment has been echoed by other businesses in the community. this is my first time back in a few months and it is completely different. places you would go to meet after work or grab lunch on the weekend it is just... after work or grab lunch on the weekend it isjust... the economy has crumbled. you talk about black owned businesses, they always face uphill battles. i see a lot of people united, a lot more people wanting to support black—owned businesses and notjust african—americans. businesses and notjust african-americans. sylvia's is not the only black—owned restau ra nt not the only black—owned restaurant in demand and that is partly because of an app developed here in brooklyn. anthony and his wife janine and they thought it was hard to
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find a restaurant that was like iron. it was a need and we wa nted iron. it was a need and we wanted to support people of colour, especially living in brooklyn. so it is really hard to find these businesses and we arejust to find these businesses and we are just another tool that helps fulfil that need. record number of downloads in recent months have occurred. but other applications have been making waves a cross applications have been making waves across the us, as well as london and paris. people have started paying attention to what was happening in the black community. i think it is time to check this app out and i am heading back to harlem to try some of new york's famous street food. 0k, thank you so much. i am all about this deep fry. it may be a little messy but it is well both the indignity. you can expect
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flavour, that the food will be made with the love and you can expect a little sass, because thatis expect a little sass, because that is me. if i do not get you with the first bite, i might as well pack this thing up. she is well pack this thing up. she is well known in the community. they call her the seafood lady. black lives matter have i was been an issue for me. it is nothing new. the only thing you is we have a lot of young people and non— black people who are supporting this movement. the harlem community, they support my restaurant because they know i am bringing love through that window and they show me love whether i am in brooklyn, the bronx, queens, it doesn't matter. especially here in harlem, this is my community. we just want this community. we just want this community that i love that i am here, icare, icu community that i love that i am here, i care, icu and i am with
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you. ——i here, i care, icu and i am with you. —— i see you. here, i care, icu and i am with you. -- i see you. we returned to the isle of skye, home to some of the most spectacular scenery some of the most spectacular scenery in scotland and where i am setting up camp for the night. i really think this is what camping should be. 30 minutes from the road, hopped over some rocks and here we are, by ourselves. the laws around camping in scotland are much more relaxed than the rest of the uk. you could pitch a tentin of the uk. you could pitch a tent in most part of the countryside with a few key rules and exceptions. this summer, as a country emerge from lockton, residents reported a big increase in the number of people coming here to camp but that has caused problems. it is where the water ru ns problems. it is where the water runs down the red: and lots of people come here to camp. the
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risk at the centre between responsible campers and what we term the dirty campus. i spoke to the crofters who have animals in this area and they have said they are seeing their working dogs rolling in faeces, litter, fires lit and the ground is left scorched. just terrible that people feel they can behave in that manner in a public place. and it is an issue affecting communities all over the country, with beauty spots blighted by better barbecues, and base. even the queen has been affected. this is valid moral estate. some people are obviously desperate. they have been confined for months and they feel the need to just gather and come and enjoy perhaps of wild area but
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they do not know how to treat it. other people just feel entitled stop over the summer, the charity keep scotland beautiful and run a campaign to reduce later. let me play devil ‘s advocate. this is a small piece of trash, is that a big deal? sure and no-one is looking. i actually saw a cow eating a plastic bag. you do not need to be an animal expert to see that is not a good idea. if you are inland in particular, that elastics will a lwa ys particular, that elastics will always make their way into the water course and that always ends up in the sea. how do we become a wild camper and not a dirty camper? there is fantastic information. there are webpages with amazing amounts of information. to know
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how to behave in the outdoors. tonight, i am going to follow three golden rules laid out in the outdoor axis code. number one, in an appropriate area. i picked this spot specifically for the view, obviously, picked this spot specifically forthe view, obviously, but also because it is not near any roads, buildings or on farmland. it is just roads, buildings or on farmland. it isjust me and my tent and that is how i like it. another risk campers face out here is starting wildfire, something definitely do not wa nt to something definitely do not want to do. my camping stove is much safer than an open fire andi much safer than an open fire and i hopefully have a delicious meal. as the light deems, the crew leave me alone for the night. and there goes the rest of the team. i am a little bit nervous but also excited. this is why i travel and this is why i love camping, these intimate moments with mother earth.
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if you can hear the rain, it has been going on and off all night long. i thought i heard something earlier. i am not sure but there was a scuffle in the bushes that was suspicious but, whatever it was, if there was anything, it is now long gone. good morning. i slept so well last night. i could spend all day here but we need to keep going. next is the most important part of this experience which is coffee but make no, make sure we do not leave a trace. actual pick up
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all my pieces of trash. before we do all that, i have an important business meeting to attend over in the bushes, you know what i mean, so excuse me. well, that is all for this week coming up next week... will be taking a look at some of our favourite adventures intake, including the time i went to visit an underwater site with a difference. laughter. it is definitely beautiful out here but you know what else is quite beautiful, a hot shower. make sure you follow us on social media. and from me and the rest of the travel show, in the beautiful scottish islands, it is goodbye.
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hello there. it's going to feel rather cool this weekend, certainly for the time of year, and that's because of where our air mass is coming from — from the north—west on a brisk breeze. that's going to feed in some showers into northern and western parts of uk, but there will be some sunshine around too. the winds maybe not quite as strong as what we had over the last few days. low pressure to the north—east of the uk, high pressure to the south—west, that's why we see these north—westerly winds, which will feed in showers from the word go across northern and western areas. some good spells of sunshine further east, mind you, but then we could see some longer spells of rain and more cloud pushing into northern ireland and then south—west scotland, north—west england, north wales through the day. some of these showers will be driving through the cheshire gap into the midlands. temperature—wise, 18 degrees at best in the sunshine in the south—east, generally the low—mid teens further north. now, through saturday night, it looks like a weather front will move into western areas
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to bring more prolonged showery rains through northern ireland and across the irish sea into wales and the south—west of england. there could be odd shower elsewhere too, probably driest and clearest across south—east england and north—east scotland. but it's going to be another quite cool night. now, as we head on into sunday, you will see fewer isobars on the chart, so less windy, but we have had this weather front which would've been moving across the irish sea then pushing into england and wales during the course of sunday. that's going to enhance the shower activity for england and wales. there could be the odd heavy, maybe even thundery one. fewer showers for scotland and northern ireland, and more sunshine here. because the winds will be lighter, it might feel a degree or so warmer, a high of 19 degrees in the south—east. then, as we head on into next week monday, we see a new area
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