Episode 6

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Landward, 2012/2013 Episode 6 of 26

Duration: 30 minutes

Scottish countryside magazine.

Dougie Vipond examines the enduring appeal of Scotland's bothies, Euan meets the scientists collecting wind from cows, and adventurer Andy Torbet completes his kayaking journey with a paddle to the Bass Rock.

  • Female Gamekeeper

    Female Gamekeeper

    Sarah Mack meets the young gamekeeper who is desperate to find employment on a Scottish sporting estate. Despite years of experience and formal qualifications, Hannah Higginbotham fears the fact that she is a woman is hindering her career opportunities. Sarah investigates if Hannah story might hint at a wider problem within the industry.

  • Kayak


    In the final part of his journey from central Scotland to the open sea by Kayak, Adventurer Andy Torbet heads for the spectacular Bass Rock. In perfect weather conditions he explores a cave and marvels at the thousands of Gannets nesting on the rock.

  • Windy Cows

    Windy Cows

    Euan Mcilwraith visits the state of the art research facility where scientists are measuring the amount of methane produced by cows. The research is aimed at eventually producing feeds which are good for the cattle and reduce the amount of greenhouse gases being pumped into the atmosphere.

  • Sports Nutrition

    Sports Nutrition

    In the final part of his series looking at the latest developments in the science of sports nutrition, Nick Nairn creates a delicious pudding that will also improve a sportsman’s performance.

  • Bothy


    Dougie Vipond takes to the hills to spend a night in a remote bothy to find out why these basic structures have such an enduring appeal to hill walkers and climbers.


Dougie Vipond
Series Producer
Simon Cousins
Andy Torbet


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