NSA Scotland Recognises Efforts of BBC TV in making “This Farming Life” Series


The BBC is this year’s recipient of the NSA Scotland Silver Salver which is awarded annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the Scottish sheep industry. BBC TV’s ‘This Farming Life’ proved to be a huge hit with the non-farming public who were given a taste of the highs and lows experienced by the five farming families who took part.


NSA Scotland chairperson, Sybil MacPherson, who featured in the series with husband George said: “We recognise and appreciate the enormous benefit we feel has been achieved by the phenomenal success of ‘This Farming Life’. It connected farmers and the public and informed them about what goes on behind the scenes on farms all over Scotland.”


The award was presented on the Saturday afternoon in the NSA Scotland marquee at the Royal Highland Show to Samantha MacPhee and Alison Pinkney from the production team at the BBC.



Photo – Sybil and George MacPherson and Martin and Mel Irvine, stars of “This Farming Life” along with members of the NSA Scotland Executive committee award NSA Scotland Silver Salver to (front left) Sam Machee and (front middle) Alison Pinkney from the production team at the BBC.