The manager of Oban Glass explains the unique qualities of their glassware and the problems of a seasonal workforce. (clip)

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  • 1970s

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Reference number: T0753

Date: 1970c

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.16 mins

Description: STV documentary reporting on the formation and growth of ornamental glass production in Oban, seen as both a tourist attraction and winter employer. Filmed in 1970.

Shotlist: [no title or credits] gvs Oban - street scenes and harbour (0.24) reporter, talking head to camera in field, introducing the success story that is Oban Glass (0.41) shot of Alasdair McLaughlin, Managing Director of Oban Glass sitting at table handling various glass objects, some c/u showing the unique 'striped effect' (1.19) gvs glass blowing process, one man is smoking a cigarette while working, various shots men blowing glass using the mouth. Interview throughout with Managing Director, regarding issues such as staffing (2.46) c/u glass tumbler (2.51) panning shot of Oban and harbour (3.16)