Power shortages forced shopping by candlelight in Dundee in 1972.
Many homes and businesses were without electricity for up nine hours a day as miners took strike action over pay.
On February 16 that year, the Central Electricity Generating Board announced that electricity would be switched off in different parts of the country on a rota basis between 7am and midnight.
The shortage of electricity forced many factories to close and saw the government impose a three-day working week.
Power shortages this winter are now being threatened in the UK, with the National Grid warning of blackouts.
Our video from the archives shows how shoppers and businesses coped in Dundee 50 years ago.
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