Countryfile heads north of the border to find out how Perthshire has earned its reputation as big tree country. Ellie Harrison meets the scientists travelling the globe to bring endangered conifer species back to Scotland and also discovers what impact nature's own lumberjack, the beaver, is having on the countryside.
Perthshire's vast reed beds provide roofing material for thatchers and are also an important habitat for birds. John Craven lends a hand with the harvest and also finds out what is being done to safeguard Perthshire's fruit-growing tradition.
Selling meat from animals slaughtered according to religious law is a controversial topic in the UK. Now there are fresh calls for both Halal and Kosher meat to be labelled in the supermarket, especially if the animals were killed without being stunned first. But do we really need to put more stickers on our food? Tom Heap investigates.
Meanwhile Adam Henson has his hands full as the new arrivals come thick and fast down on the farm.
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