Pennod 1 Wil ac Aeron


Pennod 1

Wil Hendreseifion ac Aeron Pughe sy'n gwireddu breuddwyd ar daith 1500 o filltiroedd i'r Alban. Wil Hendreseifion and Aeron Pughe rescue an old campervan for a road trip to rura...


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-We're Wil and Aeron,

-farmers from the Dyfi Valley.

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-From the Andean peaks

-to Scandinavian glaciers...

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-..we've experienced

-rural life all over the world.

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-In this series,

-our travels take us to Scotland.

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-Welcome to Scotland. We made it.

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-We're realizing a childhood dream.

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-We're doing a 1500 road trip...

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-..in a campervan that will be

-our mode of transport and home.

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-A Scottish explosion.

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-We're normally best friends.

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-I'm in the wrong blooming lane.

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-I'm in the wrong blooming lane.

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-Just go round.

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-A month in each other's pockets

-is asking for trouble.

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-National Park Highlands!

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-We'll have new experiences...

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-..and challenge each other.

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-We'll see the traditional...

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-It's perfect.

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-It's perfect.

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-..and the modern.

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-Bowhill Estate.

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-The cities, Irn-Bru and haggis

-aside...

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-..we'll see huge estates,

-mountains and distant islands.

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-I can't get my head round

-the scale of it.

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-How do our lives differ

-from the Scottish way of life?

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-First, finding a way

-of getting there.

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-Hendreseifion Farm, Machynlleth.

-Four weeks to go...

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-The plan is to go to Scotland.

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-We've talked about it for years.

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-It's a dream to go on a road trip.

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-Travelling is something

-every young man wants to do.

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-Scotland makes sense to us.

-There is so much to see.

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-The campervan worries me

-more than anything.

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-This is it.

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-This is the best angle.

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-The campervan itself...

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-..is a 1986 model T25

-Volkswagen campervan.

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-I'd always fancied having

-a campervan with a surfboard on top.

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-I don't surf, but I like the image.

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-The camper

-hasn't moved for five years.

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-It's been my dog's home,

-and god knows what else.

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-It smells of mice.

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-You know I don't like mice.

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-I thought it was a bargain at 500.

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-It's quite sturdy.

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-Slow puncture.

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-Very slow. That's all

-that's happened in five years.

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-When I first brought it home...

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-..I realized it needed a lot of work

-to get it roadworthy.

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-Will it start?

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-Will it start?

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-Maybe!

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-Try it.

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-Is anything happening?

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-Is anything happening?

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-Not yet.

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-Have you turned the key?

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-Have you turned the key?

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-Yes.

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-Now?

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-Can you hear a noise?!

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-Now?

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-ENGINE DOESN'T START

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-ENGINE DOESN'T START

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-It started.

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-Now?

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-Nothing's happening.

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-Nothing's happening.

-

-Now?

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-There's a light flickering.

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-On a scale of 1 to 10...

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-..getting there and back...

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-..in the campervan, is minus one.

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-Fire in the hole.

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-It's cosmetic.

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-She needs a bit of make-up...

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-..and then she'll be pretty.

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-ENGINE STARTS

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-What did I say?

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-It was luck.

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-And faith.

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-I can't see a thing.

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-See you in John O'Groats.

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-It's a trip of over 1500 miles.

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-I reckon we'll start...

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-I reckon we'll start...

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-..by mucking out.

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-It needs to pass an MOT

-in under a month.

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-I'm still worried about the mice.

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-It'll be a long labour of love.

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-I haven't put poison down

-since spring.

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-Brand new panels.

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-The dog slept on it.

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-We're not mechanics. It'll be

-a miracle if we finish in time.

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-We could grow potatoes here.

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-I hoped it would be less work.

-It's a state.

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-I've had to overcome worse problems.

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-Farmers are used to obstacles.

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-There's nothing like a deadline,

-a date to aim for.

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-As well as bringing the van back to

-life, we need to plan the journey.

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-I'm keen to go this way,

-turn left in Fort William...

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-..then go across...

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-Oh!

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-Good start. The map is broken,

-like our relationship.

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-Dad made this journey

-when he was younger.

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-He says Scotland is like Wales,

-only much bigger.

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-Then to the Isle Of Skye

-and cut back through.

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-We want to go to North Uist.

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-It's part of the country

-we know very little about.

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-The roads are as foreign

-as the culture.

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-We need to learn Loch Lomond.

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-AERON SINGS

-THE BONNY BANKS OF LOCH LOMOND

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-# Loch Lomond #

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-You know it.

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-After a month of hard work...

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-..the van passed the MOT.

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-Let me show you what we've done.

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-A new arch and window.

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-A spray job. We fixed the door hinge

-and welded it back on.

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-It has come from a dark place.

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-Getting the tap to work

-was a big job. Watch this.

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-Oh!

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-Cups and clothes replace

-the mice and dog.

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-It's spacious.

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-The cattle have been fed, and a

-'to do' list left for the workers.

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-The challenge of being in a camper

-for a month with Aeron starts.

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-Have we got everything?

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-Map?

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-It started.

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-It started.

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-It hasn't let us down yet.

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-Hist.

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-Off we go.

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-Is the road clear?

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-Is the road clear?

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-You're OK this side.

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-How much petrol have we got?

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-How much petrol have we got?

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-It's half full.

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-There's no power steering.

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-There's no power steering.

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-You're OK this side.

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-I know him.

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-I know him.

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-You'll wave at anyone.

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-Yes.

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-Goodbye to the Dyfi Valley. And

-so far, the camper is going fine.

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-.

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-Subtitles

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-Subtitles

-

-Subtitles

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-Our Scotland road trip has started.

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-After 200 miles, and Aeron

-wittering on, the border is close.

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-Marchbank Hotel.

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-I remember him well.

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-I'm sick of you reading out

-every sign.

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-Hist, hist!

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-Here we are.

-The big moment has arrived.

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-Failte Gu Alba.

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-At last.

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-It feels different already.

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-It feels better.

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-Welcome to Scotland. We made it.

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-AERON PLAYS FLOWER OF SCOTLAND

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-We're going to

-the creme de la creme of estates.

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-Bowhill is one of Europe's biggest.

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-I can't wait to get out of the van.

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-FLOWER OF SCOTLAND

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-Watch the corner.

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-There are houses here.

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-What have we got here?

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-Carry on.

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-Bowhill Estate office.

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-Watch the bump.

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-Climbing the hill gave us

-an idea of the estate's expanse.

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-I can't get my head round

-the scale of the place.

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-People like the queen

-own Scotland's estates.

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-The Duke Of Buccleuch owns Bowhill.

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-He is Britain's

-biggest private landowner.

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-If you measured

-all the fences on his land...

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-..they'd stretch from

-Selkirk to San Francisco.

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-The landscape is similar to home...

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-..but on a much bigger scale.

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-There are seven farms

-on the 63,000 acres.

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-As well as agriculture...

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-..its businesses include

-engineering, conservation...

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-..forestry and tourism.

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-Think of managing all of this.

-Where would you start?

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-Keep on top of the pasture,

-or which sheep to take where?

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-The present owner

-is the tenth Duke Of Buccleuch.

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-His farm manager

-is Welshman Sion...

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-..originally from Montgomeryshire.

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-Are you OK?

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-We'll work here for a few days...

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-..learning how to manage

-such a huge place.

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-How are you, Aeron?

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-Wil said you had a smart house.

-Is that it?

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-No, that's the Duke

-Of Buccleuch's estate house.

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-Does he live there now?

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-No, that's one of four.

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-He's living in the house down south.

-It's one of four houses.

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-Does he stay here sometimes?

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-Yes. This is their home.

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-It's the Buccleuch seat.

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-That's where the family seat is.

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-It's a huge house.

-It must cost a lot to run.

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-Yes, the heating costs

-about 150,000 a year.

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-You're making me sweat,

-thinking of such a bill.

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-I'm surprised you haven't found

-a clever or cheap way to heat it.

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-We've started something.

-I'll show you later.

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-We start with a familiar job...

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-..helping the old shepherds

-to gather from the mountain.

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-There are over 5,000 sheep

-scattered around the estate.

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-Believe it or not, only

-three shepherds look after them.

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-The shepherds are only

-small grains in a sea of land.

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-Sion has to keep an eye on them

-and make sure they're safe.

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-To do this, he uses gadgets

-we're all familiar with.

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-You said you can track the motor

-bikes out on the mountains.

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-Is this the app?

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-Yes, we have a website...

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-..that takes the data

-from these TrackPorts.

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-Every ten minutes, they drop

-a breadcrumb, as it's called...

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-..and follow the bikes.

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-If the two lads are working

-on their own somewhere...

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-..they have to report in

-every four hours.

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-If they don't, we know there's

-a problem, and someone is missing.

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-We don't wait until 5.00pm for the

-wife to phone, saying he's missing.

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-We can be proactive

-and find his location.

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-Every ten minutes.

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-A bloke from Scotland said to me...

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-"..Farm smarter, not harder."

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-Yes, 100% right.

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-You agree.

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-You agree.

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-Definitely.

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-After the mountain gathering...

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-..we spent a few hours branding

-horns with the old shepherds.

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-How do you know they're hot enough?

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-How do you know they're hot enough?

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-They go red when they're hot.

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-Ah. Simple.

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-You don't touch it like that!

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-That's red and ready to go.

-William is ready.

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-Alright, Wil?

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-Side by side with their new toys...

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-..I get the impression

-they've seen big changes recently.

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-The use of technology is increasing.

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-Soon, Sion will

-be able to fly a drone...

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-..to keep an eye on the flock.

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-The mark is special to the farm.

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-It's quite simple,

-you just hold it the right way.

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-Quite simple.

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-I'm not really

-a modern technology man.

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-I have a phone and television.

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-I like reviving the old skills.

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-We've heard about technology

-and read about it.

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-Seeing technology

-being used on a farm...

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-..and being part of it today...

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-..makes you feel

-there's room for technology...

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-..to help the farmer.

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-It could help with health

-and safety or with stock.

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-It makes life easier.

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-A mountain farm is hard work.

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-If there are ways to improve that...

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-..it's a good step forward.

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-I'm not an app man.

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-I have a weather app

-and things like Facebook.

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-But I don't have one that

-is useful with work, not like here.

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-This is something else.

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-I'll leave the apps to them.

-I'll stick to marking horns.

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-The way technology is going,

-you'll have no work.

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-You'll stay in bed!

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-You'll stay in bed!

-

-I'll just open a computer every day!

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-That's the way.

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-After a long shift on the farm,

-we escaped from the van to the pub.

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-Slainte mhath!

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-Slainte mhath!

-

-Slainte mhath!

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-We're drinking whisky.

-It's nice too.

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-Like it?

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-Like it?

-

-It's nice.

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-This is the strongest one, 46%.

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-It's from a place called Ardbeg.

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-Whisky is highly

-respected in Scotland.

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-It's like the French and their wine.

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-Good grief.

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-We learnt that there are hundreds

-of single malts and blends.

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-The expert advice is to add a drop

-of water to enhance the taste.

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-Swill it round your tongue.

-That's even more interesting!

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-We're having a bit of information

-about how to recognize whiskies.

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-I didn't know much about it.

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-I'm learning.

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-Mm.

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-CHUCKLES

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-You're not so keen, I can tell.

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-It's strong!

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-We tried I don't know

-how many whiskies.

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-They were marvellous.

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-Wow, I feel warm now.

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-Oh!

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-My lips seem to have gone numb.

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-It's not very strong.

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-There's a lot of water in it.

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-We're learning.

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-It's fun.

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-Isn't it, William?

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-Yes, Aeron.

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-Well!

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-It's early morning

-after a late night.

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-Good morning.

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-This is my bed.

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-It's quite cosy.

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-I can peep out of the top

-to see what the weather is like.

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-It's a bit tight.

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-If I wanted to stretch,

-I'd have to go like this.

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-We'd be close, and I'd see William.

-I don't want that.

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-We spend the day helping

-in different places.

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-HEN SQUAWKS

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-That's it.

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-This one is called Bessie,

-apparently...

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-..or number 20,000.

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-There are 32,000 hens on the farm.

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-They supply Britain's biggest

-supermarkets and fast-food joints.

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-We've all probably

-eaten eggs from here.

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-The estate's hens and other

-livestock produce tons of waste.

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-We've been given the job

-of collecting it today.

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-They said, "Go to Scotland. It'll

-be a nice break from farming." Fine!

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-Sion has a new toy...

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-..an anaerobic digestion, low

-carbon, renewable energy plant.

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-It turns manure into electricity.

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-It's the same principle

-as stuff in a fridge.

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-If something in a fridge

-starts to go off, it smells.

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-It's the same process as this.

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-When things go off,

-they produce gas, methane.

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-We cook the manure in a tank,

-up to 50 degrees.

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-It speeds up the process

-of producing methane.

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-It took a long time to work

-that out, but it makes sense.

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-It's been slow in this country.

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-The Germans and Austrians

-are miles ahead of us.

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-Most power stations

-in Germany are AD plants.

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-Do you want to see the tanks?

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-Do you want to see the tanks?

-

-Yes, let's see the tanks.

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-Put your hand on top, it's warm.

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-It is!

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-It's all gas under that.

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-It's a dangerous place to stand.

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-You don't want a smoke, do you?

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-You don't want a smoke, do you?

-

-No.

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-Here's a question.

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-How many houses can the two tanks

-supply with electricity?

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-About 150 houses.

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-You produce enough electricity

-for 150 houses, for a year?

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-Roughly.

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-They produce electricity, the dry

-waste is used as cattle bedding...

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-..and the fluid

-is an excellent soil fertilizer.

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-The AD plant cost

-over a million pounds.

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-It sounds a lot, but thousands

-of pounds worth of electricity...

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-..will be produced in the coming

-years, so it makes sense.

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-It's quite inspiring.

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-Seeing it work on a farm...

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-..on land that's quite

-similar to home...

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-..makes your brains think...

0:21:080:21:10

-"..I could do something

-like this back home."

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-But it needs a lot of money

-and has to be run properly...

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-..and also very importantly,

-it's on a huge scale here.

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-He said that this system has paid

-for itself a hundredfold.

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-I can only take my hat off to him.

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-When we arrived, we had no idea

-how an estate like this was run.

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-But in only a few days, we've seen

-that the scale of the place...

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-..is an opportunity to blend

-the traditional and the modern.

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-Looking at this place...

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-..I don't think I could

-handle all the management work.

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-I'm not organized enough.

0:21:540:21:56

-You have to be well-organized...

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-..have a lot of determination

-and the right attitude.

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-I can only admire Sion's work.

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-Coming here to see a farm on

-this scale being managed so well...

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-..has been a privilege.

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-Maybe one can try a lot

-of these things, whatever the scale.

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-There's a lot to learn

-from farmers like this.

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-Oh, no.

-There's a monster roundabout too.

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-If it says north, go north.

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-If it says north, go north.

-

-The A7 is that way.

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-Go that way!

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-Go that way!

-

-I'm in the wrong blooming lane!

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-Just go round.

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-Just go round.

-

-Where do I want to go off?

0:22:500:22:52

-Talk to me, Goose.

0:22:520:22:53

-Talk to me, Goose.

-

-Not here.

0:22:530:22:54

-Not here?

0:22:540:22:56

-Not here?

-

-Not here.

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-This one?

0:22:570:22:59

-This one?

-

-No.

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-There?

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-There?

-

-Edinburgh East and North?

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-We did it in the end!

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-Next time...

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-If the van is still going, we leave

-the country and head for a town.

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-We get to grips

-with Scottish cliches...

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-..amidst the tartan,

-bagpipes and cabers.

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-We're going to the Highland Games.

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Wil Hendreseifion ac Aeron Pughe sy'n gwireddu breuddwyd ar daith 1500 o filltiroedd i'r Alban. Wil Hendreseifion and Aeron Pughe rescue an old campervan for a road trip to rural Scotland.