Clyde and Avon Valley on BBC Countryfile this coming Sunday 21 May, 6:30pm
Tune in to see the local area on screen
Don’t miss BBC Countryfile this coming Sunday 21 May at 6:30pm on BBC1, which is a Lanarkshire special, featuring the Clyde Valley Orchards, beekeeping, the Falls of Clyde and New Lanark! See if you can spot people and places you know!
The sun shone as Matt Baker and the Countryfile team recorded two 10 minute features on the unique history and revival of the orchards last Friday 5 May in locations throughout the valley, including Kirkfieldbank Community Orchard, overlooking the Clyde. They spoke with the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership, Clyde Valley Orchards Co-operative, Lanarkshire Songwriters and individuals with connections to the orchards in the valley.
The features will include oral histories from orchard owner Tom Clelland, whose family have owned orchards in the area for generations. They will also spotlight the surveying work that the Clyde Valley Orchards Co-operative have undertaken as part of the National Orchards Inventory Scotland and planting, maintenance and education programmes. The Lanarkshire Songwriters provide a soundtrack with songs written through the Fruits of Their Labours oral history project.
Ellie Harrison meets with urban beekeeper Warren Bader and Scottish Wildlife Trust at Falls of Clyde, whilst Sean Fletcher takes a closer look at textile production at New Lanark throughout the ages.
This is fantastic exposure for the orchards and the wider area – make sure you tune in to see the area on your doorstep on screen at 6:30pm this coming Sunday 21 May on BBC1. If you missed it, you can view the clip below.