Behind the great oil grab – the day that should have made Scotland rich

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Behind the great oil grab – the day that should have made Scotland rich

IT WAS all a long time ago, but the music was good. Bowie was top of the charts that first week of November 1975 with Space Oddity. The Tramps were still holding back the night for anyone who wanted to disco. A fresh-faced Glaswegian called Billy Connolly was upstaging everybody with his parody of Dolly Parton’s D.I.V.O.R.C.E. Nobody but a few students noticed a new band performing that Thursday in St Martins College, London. They were called the Sex Pistols.…

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Behind the great oil grab – the day that should have made Scotland rich