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The Glencoe Gathering

Nancy Nicolson joins the summer gathering of sheep amid the spectacular and dangerous beauty of Glencoe.

Nancy Nicolson joins the summer gathering of sheep amid the spectacular and dangerous beauty of Glencoe.

Paying farmers to provide environmental benefits is being presented as the latest political thinking, but it's already happening in some of the highest, wildest terrain in Scotland.

Paulo Berardelli and his family run 1200 Blackface ewes on 5500 acres of almost vertical organic land in the mountains of Glencoe, the location of the infamous massacre of the MacDonalds more than 300 years ago.

Nancy Nicolson joins Paulo, his shepherd, three of his teenage children and a couple of students as they set off into the hills to gather in a flock for shearing.

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Sun 20 Aug 2017 06:35