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A New Island Life
In this edition, Paul visits two islands of the Inner Hebrides, Gigha and Jura. He begins his journey at the Achamore Gardens on Gigha, which were created by millionaire Colonel Sir James Horlick in the 1930s. Sir James loved Gigha's mild climate so much that he bought the island and made it his home. Today Gigha is owned by the community and many of its residents are incomers attracted by the opportunity to begin a new island life on this small and fertile place. His next destination is the rugged Jura, which, despite being one of Scotland's largest islands, houses just 200 people alongside thousands of deer. He takes a boat trip to the north of the island to experience the infamous Corryvreckan whirlpool, which nearly claimed the life of George Orwell, before visiting the remote Glen Garrisdale Bay and getting a lesson in how to cut peat.
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