There was only ONE televison channel in Shetland at the Time: BBC1. Most of the rest of the country had ITV as well. There were about 5 Radio Channels, including BBC Radio 4 (for the News and Current Affairs), and the World Service (for news from around the World). Newspapers were probably available. My Family likes reading Newspapers, as they are interesting and impormative, and pass the time.
The main activaties where Church, Fishing, Farming Sheep, and Knitting Shetland Jumpers. This was just before the Oil Men arrived. The current population of Shetland is 21,500 and 30,000 Oil Men who fly up from Aberdeen to the new airport, then on to the rigs in Helicopters. You can also get the boat. I went back when I was about 10 and was sea sick a lot. They still have the Norse festival of Uphellya, the burning of the boat. A practice that confirmed their decision to settle new lands with no going back. Shetland and Orkney were part of the King of Norway's Realm until 500 years ago when the Scots invaded it. Lerwick, the Capital was a run down hoval so Methodist Missionaries arrived to build them a Church and give them the word of God. It existed on some fish, and lots of sheep, and wool.
John Wesley founded Methodism as an off shoot of Anglicanism. He read Theology at Christ Church College, Oxford in 1720 where he formed a "Methodical" group who debated Christian docrine. There is now a Methodist Cathedral in Oxford. In 1735 he sailed to the Colony of Savannah, Georgia. Later he toured the British Isles on a Horse preaching against Badger baiting and gambling by the poor. Charles Wesley his Brother wrote many Hymns.
The answer seems obvious: build more nuclear power stations! Which I understand President Bush and Tony Blair are planning due to the high price of energy and having to import so much Oil and Gas. If Fusion Power is invented electricity can be made at 1/3 price as it creates no expensive radioactive wastes which requires disposing of.
All I can remember about my Father's Sermons is that we had to pray for this or that natural disaster that was on the news. And the grace at the end when we could all go home. I was also proud when he came to our Prep. School to preach, where you spend 1 hour an evening reading in the classroom five day a week. I didn't go to Sunday School as I was shy. Mark my brother had to sing a Christmas hymn once on the radio with another boy, but he bottled out and left Mark singing it on his own. There is now a shortage a Vicars, but not as accute as Priests in the Catholic Church according to my Father.