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CLIP 4252

Scottish car industry in the 1960s

Scottish car industry in the 1960s

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Key Info
  • Scottish car industry in the 1960s
  • Duration: 01:15
  • The government persuaded the Rootes company to open a car factory in Linwood on the outskirts of Glasgow. The location looked viable with local sources of labour and steel nearby. Manufacture of the Hillman Imp was to employ almost 9,000 people by the end of the 1960s. Two former workers voice their personal recollections of working at Linwood.
  • Subject:



    Industrial Development in the 20th Century

  • Keywords: manufacturing, government, Linwood, Coventry, steel, Ravenscraig, skilled workforce, Hillman Imp, production line, assembly line, employment
Ideas for use in class
  • The history of the Linwood factory provides a case study of changing Scottish industry and industrial processes. This could link to topics on industrial processes and manufacturing from computing, ICT, design and technology.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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