A Luss farm and its owners are the subject of a new fly-on-the-wall documentary series on BBC Scotland.

Shantron Sheep Farm is one of five Scottish farms profiled in the 12-part documentary This Farming Life, the first episode of which airs on Monday 7.

Shantron owners Bobby and Anne Lennox were shadowed by BBC crews in their daily lives over a 12 month period from September 2014 to June 2015, documenting the highs and lows of sheep farming life in the hills of Loch Lomond.

Shantron will feature alongside farms in Banffshire, Fearn and the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides as different farming families encounter their own challenges, including gathering a flock of sheep by boat and hosting the World Sheepdog Trials.

This Farming Life will be aired across the UK and three programmes per week will be screened for four weeks.

Farmer Bobby Lennox told the Advertiser: “Initially having a film crew following us was strange, but soon they quietly get on with things and you forget they are there.

“Once the film crew were all settled in, they got to know the family very well and in the end you missed them when they left. They liked going out and bringing the sheep in off the hills, they thought that was spectacular.”

The five families of This Farming Life met on the final day of filming at The Highland Show in 2015. Though most were unfamiliar to each other, Bobby knew two of the other families involved through the farming community.

Four of the five families attended a screening of the pilot episode at BBC Scotland’s headquarters in December.

Bobby hopes the "warts-and-all" portrayal of everyday farming life will enlighten the UK public on the challenges faced by rural farmers and the process of delivering food into people’s homes.

Bobby said: “It’s a feel-good show with plenty of humour, but it’s not all a rose-tinted outlook, you’ll see when things go wrong.

“I hope it gives people a closer insight into how food arrives in the supermarket or on their plate, all the work that goes into the food that they eat. They will get a better understanding of life in the country, why it’s important they keep their dogs on leads and don’t leave gates open. It creates so much extra work for farmers, you can get two lots of sheep mixed up with an open gate.”

This Farming Life is far from Shantron Farm’s first appearance on television, as the farm and surrounding landscape were the setting of Morag’s croft in Take the High Road for twenty years.

The series begins on Monday, March 7 on BBC Two at 7pm.