Drought is Scotland causes Gladhouse Reservoir to dry up.
Title reads: "News in Flashes".
Panning shot dry bed of the Gladhouse Reservoir, principal source of Edinburgh's water supply, man is standing on dry bed. Man bends down to inspect the cracked earth, he picks up a piece and throws it away. G/V Edgelaw compensation reservoir where pipes are being laid to pump water into Edinburgh. M/S banks of Edgelaw showing the water level well down and the pipes being laid up the bank. M/S men laying the pipes.
G/V street scene in Clackmannan; woman coming to draw water from hydrant at corner of the street. Water pouring into a bucket. C/U woman, pan down to bucket being filled.
G/V dried Gladhouse Reservoir. The drought has been caused by unprecedented dry weather. Narrator jokes: "patriotic Scots are dealing with the situation by taking their whiskey neat!"
Note: see separate records for other "News in Flashes" stories in 59/83.