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Politicians have used North Sea tax revenues to finance Britain’s spending. In the 1970s, the industry created jobs in the North East of Scotland while employment also grew elsewhere. Construction jobs were created both onshore and offshore.
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3 February 2005

Classroom Ideas

This could be used to introduce the impact of the North Sea oil industry on Scotland. Students could be asked to identify and expand upon the social, economic, industrial and political consequences of the oil industry in Scotland In the context of the finite nature of fossil fuels, pupils could be asked to discuss the longer term impact of this industry on the Scottish economy.