Episode 2

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Landward, 2014/2015 Episode 2 of 26

Duration: 30 minutes

Dougie Vipond presents Scotland's countryside magazine. This week he is on the west coast to find out more about scallop ranching, which could rival the success of the salmon farming industry.

Nick Nairn joins Dougie in Edinburgh to feed scallops to the residents of the capital, and Euan meets Scotland's top Clydesdale stallions.

  • Scallop Ranching

    Scallop ranching

    Dougie visits Aultbea just South of Ullapool to meet the couple who are in the process of setting up Scotland’s first scallop ranch. This unique farming method will see two million young scallops put in the water this year. In Japan ranching produces four hundred thousand tonnes of scallops a year. It is hoped the industry could eventually become as successful as Salmon Farming.

  • Stallion Show

    Clydesdale Stallions

    Euan is at the National Stallion Show at Stirling farmers Mart where Clydesdale Breeder, Bob Hamilton from Lanark is hoping to win the prestigious Cawdor Cup for the fourth time.

  • Share Farming

    Share farming

    Sarah is on a farm near Jedburgh where a unique business arrangement is giving a young, aspiring farmers a foothold in the industry. Established Farmer Stephen Withers has entered a Share Farming agreement with Neil Sandilands. They share the profits of the farm’s sheep flock. Stephen provides the assets – the sheep, fences and feeders – while Neil provides all the labour.

  • The Landward Street Food Van

    Scallop Ceviche

    Dougie and Nick are back in Edinburgh with their street food van to prepare one of Nick’s favourite scallop dishes – Scallop ceviche. The dish involves no cooking as the raw scallop is cured in Lime juice. Will the Edinburgh public be prepared to try Nick’s raw scallops?

  • Mountain Hares

    Mountain Hares

    Euan investigates the controversial culling of Scotland’s mountain hares. The only native species of hare to Scotland, the Mountain Hare is perceived to spread ticks and their associated diseases to grouse. There are fears that if the cull continues Mountain Hares could be wiped out in some areas of Scotland.

  • Contacting the Landward team

    Dougie Vipond wants you to get in touch.
    If you have a story you think we should be covering or if you want to comment on an item or a programme send an email to landward@bbc.co.uk


Dougie Vipond
Euan McIlwraith
Nick Nairn
Series Producer
Simon Cousins


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