Lambing Live’s link to Bute

FORMER Rothesay Academy pupil Rowan Crawford is spending this week on a windswept sheep farm in Cumbria as part of the production team on the new series of the BBC’s Lambing Live programme.

The show, being broadcast on BBC Two each night this week at 8pm, sees presenters Adam Henson and Kate Humble experience all the drama of the lambing season as well as discovering the realities of 21st-century hill farming.

Mum Ishbel told us Rowan’s role on the show combined background research with live filming - all the thermal images you see on screen are Rowan’s work - although her preparations for the programme weren’t helped when her quad bike training was put off by a bout of food poisoning!

Rowan, 29, left Rothesay Academy 12 years ago and recently completed an 18-month production traineeship with the BBC which included stints working on Coast, So You Think You Can Dance and The Culture Show and on Radio One.

After Lambing Live Rowan will take up an assistant producer’s post with the team behind Coast, the programme uncovering the story of Britain’s relationship with the sea, who will shortly begin work on a sixth series.