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Episode 4

The Harbour, Series 1 Episode 4 of 6

Aberdeen Harbour, on the north east coast of Scotland, is one of Britain's oldest businesses and one of Europe's most modern ports. It is the heartbeat of the offshore oil and gas industry. Every year, more than eight thousand boats pass through the harbour waters, helped by the hidden world of the men and women who keep it running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is their story...

In this episode, we're up at 4.30am to meet larger than life fish merchant Doug Rennie for his daily drive north to get the best prices at the Peterhead fish auction. He also has the big move to a new state-of-the-art fish processing factory to contend with.

While The Highland Prince loads with vital supplies for a North Sea oil rig, on-the-job training for new pilot Ralph Greig serves as a jolting reminder that this is one of the most dangerous jobs in the harbour.

And the Harbour chaplain's tireless work to open a Sea Farer's centre in Aberdeen finally pays off, but success is followed by a
devastating blow...

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 18 Nov 2012 17:20
BBC One Scotland

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