• Short Summary

    A GAGGLE OF NINETY WHITE GEESE ARE THE EFFICIENT GUARDIANS OF GBP500 MILLION WORTH OF SCOTCH WHISKY, IN DUMBARTON, SCOTLAND.

  • Description

    A GAGGLE OF NINETY WHITE GEESE ARE THE EFFICIENT GUARDIANS OF GBP500 MILLION WORTH OF SCOTCH WHISKY, IN DUMBARTON, SCOTLAND. SOME 40 MILLION GALLONS (180 MILLION LITRES) OF WHISKEY, ALMOST 10% OF THE TOTAL MATURED IN GREAT BRITAIN, IS KEPT AT DUMBARTON. SECURITY IS OBVIOUSLY OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE, AND THE GEESE HAVE BEEN FOUND TO BE THE MOST EFFICIENT GUARDSMEN. CERTAINLY THEY ARE NEVER CAUGHT DRUNK ON DUTY!
    THE GAGGLE ARE CALLED LOCALLY, THE SCOTTISH WATCH, AND THEY PATROL UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF A CRUSTY OLD GANDER CALLED MR BALLANTINE. HALF A DOZEN GEESE WERE INTRODUCED IN 1959, AND THEIR SHARPNESS OF EYE AND EXCELLENCE OF VOICE HAVE PROVED THEM INVALUABLE.

    THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HAS REQUESTED INFORMATION ON THE GEESE FOR SECURITY OF MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAZDL3K0EIPHPI54JFF4U462HV
    Media URN:
    VLVAAZDL3K0EIPHPI54JFF4U462HV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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