Shepherding Set to Enter Field of Higher Education; College Hopes Students Will Flock to Sheepdog Course
Byline: TIM BUGLER
IT is an ancient skill that has been passed down through the ages from father to son in the glens of Scotland.
But now the art of shepherding is moving into the realms of higher education.
Sheepdog handling is being taught on a yearlong course at Oatridge Agricultural College, West Lothian.
Six students have been selected and if they pass they will be awarded a Scottish Vocational Qualification 'degree'.
The course has been devised by shepherd Sion Barrington and Edinburgh vet Gill Simpson. Mr Barrington, who has been looking after sheep since 1966, was approached two years ago by the Scottish Qualifications Authority …
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Publication information: Article title: Shepherding Set to Enter Field of Higher Education; College Hopes Students Will Flock to Sheepdog Course. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: September 1, 2000. Page number: 31. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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