Farmers share ups and downs on BBC TV show

The BBC is launching a 12-part documentary series following the struggles and triumphs of five farming families in Scotland.

Filmed over a year and shown UK-wide, the BBC will screen three programmes a week for
four weeks, with the first episode airing on Monday 7 March. 

This Farming Life shows Scottish farming families “trying to turn a profit in testing economic times”.

One of the people featured in the opening episode is John Scott, Farmers Weekly’s Sheep Farmer of the Year 2014 and a ‘Farmer Focus’ columnist. 

See also: John Scott’s latest Farmer Focus column

Based at Fearn in Ross-shire, John has his work cut out in the first programme with 4,000 ewes to check. 

He also has other things on his mind, with thousands of visitors from all over the world about to land on his doorstep as he hosts the World Sheepdog Trials.

The opening show also features Sandy Granville gathering sheep from a remote island by boat.

  • The first episode is on BBC Two on 7 March from 7-8pm.
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