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In the early 1960s, Scotland’s traditional industries were struggling to survive and jobs were under threat. Government initiatives were put in place to encourage new industries and employment rather than supporting traditional jobs.
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First broadcast:
3 February 2005

Classroom Ideas

Students could use this clip as part of a wider examination of industrial changes in the UK during the 1960s. They should be encouraged to examine and debate the role of the Conservative government in the enforced 'decline' of the shipyards versus their encouragement of the Ravenscraig steelworks and the Linwood motor industry.