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Woolly warriors winning hogweed war

Giant hogweed can cause severe burns and even blindness.

An experiment using a flock of black-faced sheep in Aberdeenshire has been so successful in fighting the out-of-control plant that the animals are being deployed to other areas.

They were recruited as a new weapon against the plant which causes fear across our countryside.

BBC Scotland's Fiona Stalker reports.