OIL BLASTING IN SCOTLAND

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Places:

  • Midlothian

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Power resources

Genres:

  • Newsreel

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: OIL BLASTING IN SCOTLAND

Reference number: 1544

Date: 1938*

Production company: British Pictorial Productions Limited

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 0.44 mins

Description: Footage of the first land oil-well to be struck in Britain, near Dalkeith.

Story from composite newsreel. Remainder missing. Film found in former Playhouse Cinema, Dalkeith.

Preservation of this film supported by the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

Credits: Universal News

Shotlist: Credits [scroll across moving ticker display] (0.05) Shots of Esso oilfield near Dalkeith. Men working at drill head. Charge of explosives is fed down into the oil-well shaft (0.36) oil gushes up from well (0.44)