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Reception Test

: Scottish History

Makers of Scotland
8-' Scotland-Problems and Prospects ',


Unknown: Elizabeth S. Haldane

: Biology

Living Things: Their Vital Activities
8—' The Value of Waste',
A. D. PEACOCK , D.Sc., Professor of Natural History, University College, Dundee, The University of St. Andrews


Unknown: A. D. Peacock

: Scottish Children's Hour

' The Fairy Emigrants '
Adapted from the German Fairy Story with the music of Brahms
The Highland Show, an Eye-Witness account for young farmers by A. K. M. MEIKELJOHN


Unknown: A. K. M. Meikeljohn


including Weather Forecast, followed by Scottish Announcements, Scottish Market Prices for Farmers, and Herring Fishing Bulletin




Conductor: William Robertson

: ' At the Highland Show '—2 J. B. DOUGLAS

The Highland Show, which is being held under the shadow of the Eildons in the beautiful Border town of Melrose, was founded in 1784. Before that, there had been two associations in Edinburgh for the promotion of agriculture. The Highland Society, the present National Agricultural Society of Scotland, owes its inception to a meeting of a few people connected with the Highlands, which took place in Edinburgh in the autumn of 1783. A small committee was formed, and a meeting called in Fortune's Tontine Tavern in the High Street, in February, 1784. About fifty men attended and they unanimously decided that a society be established and called ' The Highland Society of Edinburgh'. During the first fifty years of its existence the Society was not exclusively concerned with agriculture. It encouraged the establishment of towns and villages in the Highlands, suggested improvements in fishing, had its own bard, piper, and professor of Gaelic, and even compiled a dictionary of the old language which cost £ 4,000.


Weather Forecast and News

: Lions Make Leopards Tame

A programme of Commemoration of the Battle of Bannockburn, June 24, 1314


Devised by: James Fergusson
Music composed and arranged by: Ian Whyte
Producer: John Gough


Weather Forecast and News

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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