After The Goldrush

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of North Sea oil, with a tribute to the men and women who made it possible.

From a hill-side overlooking the Sullom Voe oil terminal in Shetland where the bulk of Britain's oil still makes landfall, journalist Tom Morton and fiddle player Debbie Scott tell a story of extraordinary bravery, financial risk and cultural battle.

They hear from the ruthless Texans who adapted their hard-won exploration skills from the Gulf of Mexico to the infinitely harsher climes of the North Sea; from the Scots who learned to cook waffles and hash browns for the new arrivals and from the Shetlanders who cut a deal that made the most ruthless businessmen in the world wince as they signed away millions.

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Celebrating the 30th anniversary of North Sea oil, with a tribute to the men and women who made it possible.

From a hill-side overlooking the Sullom Voe oil terminal in Shetland where the bulk of Britain's oil still makes landfall, journalist Tom Morton and fiddle player Debbie Scott tell a story of extraordinary bravery, financial risk and cultural battle.

They hear from the ruthless Texans who adapted their hard-won exploration skills from the Gulf of Mexico to the infinitely harsher climes of the North Sea; from the Scots who learned to cook waffles and hash browns for the new arrivals and from the Shetlanders who cut a deal that made the most ruthless businessmen in the world wince as they signed away millions.