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Talk of the Towns 11/23/12

Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Engineer: Joel Mann

Program Topic: The Drover’s Journey
Key Discussion Points:
a) Who were drover’s and why were they important in Scottish History
b) What motivated Joyce Gilbert and others to create a non-profit educational trust to bring teachers, artists, musicians, writers and scientists together to experience outdoor “journeys” and how did she come to create The Drover’s Journey in July of 2012
c) How do Highland Ponies contribute to traditional outdoor pursuits on many Scottish estates?
d) What was the human to pony connection discovered on The Drover’s Journey
e) What were some of the key experiences and reflections from participants in the Drover’s Journey

Guests by name and affiliation:
A) Joyce Gilbert, board member, Spey Grian Educational Trust, Scotland
B) Linda Cracknell, board member, Spey Grian Educational Trust, author, teacher
C) Ruraidh Ormiston, Newtonmore Riding Center, Kingussie, Scotland
D) Other short interviews with Terry Williams, Alistair Strachan, Jean Langhorn, Sarah Hughes, Vyv Wood-Gee, Richard Bracken, Juliet Robertson and Claire Hewett

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