Forties at 50

Two of the Forties Field Platforms at sunset. Picture by Stewart Crockett

Energy giant BP struck oil in the North Sea 50 years ago in 1970.

The discovery in the Forties Field changed everything in the north-east of Scotland and transformed the Granite City from an ancient port to the centre of a new energy revolution in Europe.

We look at the impact that oil money had on Aberdeen and whether it was ultimately a blessing or a chance missed.