BBC Alba - Farpaisean Chon-Chaorach

Tuesday 11th February

Episode 6 of Farpaisean Chon-Chaorach captures all the action and excitement from day three 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. In this programme we find out who makes the national team!  With some of the most experienced shepherds vying for a place in the national side competition is tough.  Ian Brownlie, Michael Shearer and Neil Gillon are all in with a chance but there is hope too for underdogs such as Andrew Emmerson and determination from Hamish MacLean who, as the oldest competitor at the National, is keen to show how it is done.

Also in the programme, Kevin Walker meets a man who is well known at Skipton Market. John Bell has been breeding and training dogs for years. His skills are highly regarded, so much so a recent sale saw a dog attract a fee of almost £10,000! John talks about his training processes and the background behind the dogs he chooses to sell.

In our second extended feature Catriona MacPhee looks at the art of ploughing and how the various skills have evolved from the tradition of working Clydesdale horses through to complex farming machinery. Davie Carnegie, the 1996 World Reversible Champion, is an executive committee member of the Scottish Ploughing Championships. He explains the evolution of ploughing to Catriona.

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