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The play that shook the Highlands

The Stag. Photograph courtesy of Iain Thornber

IN 1973 an extraordinarily powerful play started touring the villages and towns of the Highlands and Islands. Rarely, if ever, had a play made such an impression on Scottish audiences as did the 7:84 Theatre Company’s production of The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil. It was seen by an estimated 300,000 people throughout Scotland and later by millions when it was broadcast as part of the BBC’s Play for Today series.

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