Dougie Vipond is at the Scottish National Alpaca Show to find out more about these quirky creatures that have grown in popularity in the last ten years. Dougie discovers the organisers of the show have implemented strict bio-security measures to ensure that Bovine TB does not enter the Scottish herd. In England hundreds of Alpacas have been slaughtered after contracting Bovine TB.
Important Plant Areas
Cat Cubie continues her journey to visit key Scottish habitats to find out what makes them so unique. This week she heads into the Celtic rainforest.
Sarah Mack is in Shetland to tell the amazing story of a local heroine. Betty Mouat was a disabled woman who knitted shawls for a living. In 1886 she was travelling to Lerwick by boat in a storm. The Captain was lost overboard and the crew launched a rowing boat to try to rescue him. They couldn’t get back to main boat and Betty was alone drifting in the North Sea for eight days before she ran aground on a Norwegian Island and was rescued.
Fife Indie Folk Music
Vic Galloway continues his series meeting the Musicians of the Fence Collective – a group of Indie musicians who have chosen to live and work in the East Neuk of Fife. This week Vic meets Johnny Lynch who is in charge of the day to day running of Fence Collective record label.
Euan McIlwraith meets the Riders of the Storm – a group who do gymnastics on horseback! After watching the athletes in action Euan gets a lesson and finds himself hanging off the side of a horse!
- Series Producer
- Simon Cousins
- Dougie Vipond
- Sarah Mack
- Cat Cubie
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