Episode 16

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Landward, 2012/2013 Episode 16 of 26

Duration: 30 minutes

Dougie goes to school at Scotland's first pig academy. Euan learns how to make charcoal and Nick Nairn is the 'Man with the Pan'.

  • Pig Academy

    Pig Academy

    Dougie meets one of the new trainees taking part in the first Scottish Pig Academy. The course has been set up by a range of industry bodies, including Quality Meat Scotland, to meet a skills shortage within the industry. At the end of the course the students will become qualified pig stockmen.

  • Jim Goldie 3/3

    Jim Goldie 3/3

    We’re at the races with top Scottish trainer Jim Goldie. In one of the highlights of the Scottish racing calendar the Goldie team travel to Ayr for the Gold Cup Festival which includes the richest handicap in Europe. Jim has much fancied Hawkeyethenoo running in the feature race but also has other runners with chances in some of the supporting races on the card.

  • Charcoal


    Euan is in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs national park to learn how to make charcoal. The Rangers in the park have found a way of recycling the tonnes of Rhododendrons they have to clear each year. Using traditional techniques they turn the thick Rhododendron branches into charcoal which they then sell.

  • Nick Nairn - Man with a Pan 3

    Nick Nairn - Man with a Pan 3

    Nick cooks one of his favourite pork dishes using summer vegetables. With his single burner stove and a frying pan he cooks his dish for Perthshire organic pork breeder Sascha Grierson

  • Hilltracks


    Dougie looks into the issue of hilltracks on Scotland’s wild land. Over recent years the number of tracks on upland estates has grown rapidly to support sporting activities. The tracks are unregulated but now the Scottish Government is considering introducing more regulation.


Dougie Vipond
Series Producer
Simon Cousins
Nick Nairn


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