It could have been so different for Glen McLellan.
If he had stuck with his first career choice on leaving school in Stromness, he would be helping breed Orkney's renowned beef cattle on the farms he had worked on since he was 10.
He is still working on Orkney. But instead of going to bull sales, he is about to immerse himself in a major research project aimed at getting the last drops of oil out of aged North Sea wells, transforming the economics of a field while reducing the impact on the environment.
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