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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|Series Producer||Simon Cousins|