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Episode 12

Landward, 2014/2015 Episode 12 of 26

Scotland's countryside magazine.

Dougie looks at preparations for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Sarah looks at the challenges facing the Dairy industry and Nick visits the Drymen Show with his street food van.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 15 Jun 2014 17:30
BBC Two Scotland

Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup

Dougie is at Gleneagles to find out about preparations for the Ryder Cup. The golf course where the battle between Europe and the USA will take place is surrounded by important habitats for wildlife. In order to prepare for the 45,000 spectators who will attend the event each day a lot of Gorse bushes have had to be removed. Dougie meets the golf course and estate manager responsible for balancing the needs of the Ryder Cup and the local  wildlife.

Milk

Milk

Sarah meets Paul Grant, the man chosen to lead a task force to exploit  global markets for the Scottish dairy sector.  The Irish dairy industry has been hugely successful in securing a share of the vast Chinese market for its butter and cheese products. Now Scotland is looking to the export market to secure a prosperous future for dairy farmers and processors.

Pre-historic Pony

Pre-historic Pony

Dougie is at the Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve to meet the rare Polish ponies that are being used to control the growth of vegetation to create a better habitat for local wildlife. The Konik or Polish primitive horse is a small, semi-feral horse, originating in Poland. The Polish word konik is the diminutive of koń, the Polish word for "horse". Koniks show many primitive markings, including a dun coat and dorsal stripe.

Nick’s street food van

Nick’s street food van

Nick and Sarah are back at Drymen show to tempt the public with a very expensive burger. Nick shows us how to create the best burger in the world before Sarah offers a taste to the show visitors and asks if they would be prepared to pay £7 for it.

Commonwealth Athlete

Commonwealth Athlete

We meet the third in our series of Commonwealth athletes who train in the Scottish countryside. This week it’s the turn of Shona Marshall – a Trap-shooter who lives near Alford in Aberdeenshire.

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterDougie Vipond
PresenterSarah Mack
PresenterNick Nairn
Series ProducerSimon Cousins

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