Royal Highland Show 2014
The Landward team will be at Ingliston to bring you all the sights and sounds of the Royal Highland Show – Scotland’s biggest outdoor event that is expected to attract around 175,000 people this year. We have two Landward programmes from Ingliston this year. The first is on Friday 20th June at 1930 on BBC2 Scotland and this will be followed by highlights programme from the four days of the Show on Sunday 22nd June at 1800 on BBC2 Scotland.
It's a busy show!
Dougie, Sarah, Euan and Nick will be attempting to cover as much of the showground as possible. They will feature some of the top livestock showing events, report on the latest developments in Agriculture and take part in some head to head challenges which will include Dougie and Sarah racing each other to the top of the 100ft climbing poles in the countryside area.
This year the President of the Royal Highland Show is James Hubert Ramsay, the 17th Earl of Dalhousie. The family home, Brechin Castle, in Angus, dates back to the 13th century. The estate has been in the family for almost 250 years and consists of 55,000 acres of land including agricultural land, mountains and heather moorland. The President and his regional team get to choose some of the themes of the Show. This year the theme is entitled ‘From Grain to Glass’ and the President’s Initiative will aim to promote tourism and showcase the rich heritage of the Perth and Angus area, from the fertile arable fields to the bountiful vegetable fields. In the build up to the Show Sarah went to meet the Earl on his Brechin estate.
Two of the most visible sites on the Ingliston skyline are the 100ft climbing poles in the countryside area. They are used during the show for demonstrations and competitions of pole climbing and lumberjack skills. The poles that had stood for the last seven years were starting to deteriorate so last month they were replaced with two Douglas Fir trees from Kirkennan Forest near Castle Douglas. Last month Dougie was at Ingliston to see the new poles being erected.
|Series Producer||Simon Cousins|