Showing native breeds

Scotland's native breeds are in the spotlight at the annual Royal Highland Show. In a special series Landward highlighted some of the animals taking part.

The Ormiston family has been involved in breeding Highland ponies since the early 1800s. Here they reveal their reasons for attending the show.

Pollok Country Park is home to Glasgow City Council's pedigree fold of Highland cattle. Livestock supervisor Malcolm Moy reveals the preparations undertaken ahead of the show.

Tom Paterson is a veteran on the show circuit. He has spent a lifetime breeding blackface sheep and this is his 50th year showing at the Royal Highland Show. Tom gives us his own views on what the show is all about.

Euan McIlwraith meets the three breeders at the Royal Highland Show to find out how the competition has been for them.

Broadcast on Landward in June 2009.

Enjoyed this article? Meet Glasgow City Council's Clydesdale horses and their handler as they prepare for the summer's shows and displays.

Page first published on Tuesday 16th June 2009
Page last updated on Thursday 18th June 2009


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