• Short Summary

    The discovery of what could be an enormous deposit of oil under the North Sea poses a problem for the inhabitants of the remote Shetland and Orkney Islands.

  • Description

    The discovery of what could be an enormous deposit of oil under the North Sea poses a problem for the inhabitants of the remote Shetland and Orkney Islands.

    The island lie close to the oil fields -- and a controversy has developed over whether the islanders should welcome the industry the find is expected to bring to the area -- or resist it, as a threat to the traditional way of life.

    Fishing and knitwear are the mainstays of the Shetland and Orkney economy at present, but those resisting the establishment of the oil industry says there's something much more intangible to be lost in a rush of industrial development. This, they say, is the present community of interest and spirit, which makes the Shetland and Orkney Islands a distinctive part of the United Kingdom.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD3NCRQX13RLBIOE99MRXS1LF1
    Media URN:
    VLVAD3NCRQX13RLBIOE99MRXS1LF1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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