Wick harbour bosses have been dealt a blow after Fraserburgh was chosen to become the operations and maintenance base of Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (MORL).
They had been in the running, along with Buckie, to service the massive new wind farm being developed in the Outer Moray Firth.
Willie Watt, chairman of Wick Harbour Authority, said: “It’s disappointing news for Wick and Caithness but MORL changed their strategy for the operations, management and maintenance of
their wind farm and we just couldn’t compete for that. If we had the big quay which we’re planning to develop, we would have been in pole position to win the work.”