NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 09, 1978
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(Studio) Report on what oil discoveries will mean to previously isolated Shetland Island, north of Scotland and England. Shetland ponies and sheep mentioned.
REPORTER: John Hart
(Shetland Island) Shetlands' remoteness and lifestyle of people described. Construction of Britain's largest port to handle oil shipments from North Sea reported Changes that oil industry will bring to island outlined; provisions for oil workers' so they don't intrude on lives of Shetlanders noted. [British Petroleum spokesperson Ken WELCH - says friction hasn't proved to be significant.] Social and economic effects examined. [Farmer James SMITH - has noticed differences in people.] Labor problems in fishing and weaving inds. due to oil industry reported [Knitwear manufacturer Drew TULLOCH - discusses potential problems due to labor losses.] Items mentioned in report are Shetland sweaters, Arctic Circle, London and Atlantic Ocean.
REPORTER: Paul Cunningham
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