THE first episode of two-part series ‘Lady Lairds’ hit screen last night, receiving a mixed response online.
The BBC Scotland documentary follows four Lady Lairds as they run their Scottish Highland estates and country houses.
Joanna Macpherson at the Attadale estate on Loch Carron in Wester Ross, Loch Fyne’s Lady Laird Tuggy and Auchlyne estate owner Emma were all shown in the divisive first episode.
Many viewers took to Twitter using the #LadyLairds to voice their opinion on the show.
@Mjstephen4 said: “Well portrayed prog tonight, showing the true realities of a working estate” while @dmcslack commented: “Great programme from the BBC reflecting a part of rural Scotland rarely seen. Good on you.”
@mhairiclarke added: “These women are amazing. Love a strong woman.”
Some questioned the relevance of the programme with one viewer, @milne25, tweeting: “30,000+ children living in poverty in Labour led Glasgow alone and BBC Scotland are showing this” and @TwoIfBySea71 commenting: “Lasted about 5 minutes of Lady Lairds before switching off. God but is this how BBC see us? We can do so much better”
@bigbuachaille summarised the show in saying: “Widespread torturing of wildlife & vowels”.
@keepindirtclean had little sympathy for the trials faced by the Lady Lairds in saying: “I had a violin around here somewhere.....nope.....can’t find it.”
Episode two of Lady Lairds will be on BBC Scotland Monday 14th at 9pm.