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BBC Alba - Farpaisean Chon-Chaorach

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Episode 4 of Farpaisean Chon-Chaorach captures all the action and excitement from day one of the prestigious Scottish National event.  This year the tournament is taking place at Tillybin Farm in Kintore. With 150 dogs running over the course of three days, only the top 15 dogs will earn the right to represent their country in the Internationals. On Day One well known shepherds such as Jock Welsh, Julie Hill and Mosse Magnusson compete, all aiming to keep up the momentum, and attain the highest scores over the course of the weekend. To help us understand the course, and the process, Scottish National President Ewen Mackinnon talks to presenter Donald MacSween about the demands of the course.

Away from the course action we take a look at the Farming Museum in Aden Country Park, Aberdeenshire. Mairi Alice Bartlett finds out about historical farming methods, as well as learning more about the variations in farming methods in the North East in comparison to the rest of Scotland.

Also in the programme we speak to Rob Dewey, former Glasgow Warriors and Scotland International rugby player turned farmer who took over the family farm on retiring from the game. Playing Rugby was a dream to Rob but coming back home is a joy and he says he ‘can’t stop smiling’, even in the rain.

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