Cromarty Firth

North Sea

Cromarty Firth scrubs out oil transfer plans


Controversial plans to transfer millions of tonnes of crude oil between tankers at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth - allegedly threatening dolphins and other marine life - have been scrapped.


Opinion: Scrap the shady underbelly of offshore industry


As I write this, two Chinese heavy lift transport ships remain anchored in Scotland’s Inner Moray Firth waiting for orders. They were supposed to have loaded by now and carted away for scrapping a couple of semi-submersible drilling rigs that have been laid up in the Cromarty Firth for some time.