Scotland’s outer islands are to cash in on a share of up to £393 million during the next 10 years as a slew of UK and Scottish government initiatives breathes life into 16 projects.
The Secretary of State for Scotland said “ripples of economic growth” will be felt throughout Scotland following the creation of its first green freeports, despite the north-east having been snubbed.
The North East Scotland Green Freeport (NESGF) consortium has said it is “bitterly disappointed” that it failed in its bid to win special tax and regulation status in Aberdeen and Peterhead.
The two Scottish bids to become job-creating “freeports” with special tax status have been confirmed by the UK and Scottish government two days after we exclusively revealed the winners.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is set to be in the Highlands on Friday morning to confirm investment in a green freeport for the region.
Aberdeen business leader equated "awful policy decisions" on freeports, energy policy and lack of CCS support to a "catalogue of betrayals" from Scottish and UK Governments.
Firms behind the bid for a Forth Green Freeport estimate 7,000 new Fife jobs can be created if plans are approved.
Firms behind the bid for a Forth Green Freeport estimate 7,000 new jobs can be created if plans are approved.
The winning two bids for ‘freeports’ with special tax status in Scotland have been decided and will be made public ‘imminently’, according to the UK Government.
Business chiefs backing a new green freeport for the north-east have spelled out why the region ticks all the boxes in a letter to the new prime minister.
A renewable energy company is exploring the potential of a mobile quayside in the north should the Opportunity Cromarty Firth (OCF) bid to become a green freeport succeed.
Supporters of green freeport for north-east have urged Nicola Sturgeon to back her pledge to make the region a ‘net zero capital’ of Europe
Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to back a bid for a green freeport in the north east of Scotland.
Loganair says securing green freeport status for Inverness and the Cromarty Firth would play a major part in establishing the infrastructure needed for airlines to switch to zero-carbon fuels.
Renewable energy developer and operator SSE Renewables is the latest organisation to lend its support to Opportunity Cromarty Firth (OCF), the consortium bidding for a green freeport centered on the firth and Inverness.
Former secretary of state for business Andrea Leadsom MP lent support to the bid for a green freeport in the north east, which advocates say could create up to 32,000 jobs.
A hydrogen-powered vehicle dubbed as "the most energy efficient car on the planet" could be built in Aberdeen creating over 800 jobs.
Over 100 leaders representing more than 20,000 people living and working in the north-east have signed a letter calling for a green freeport to be based in Aberdeen and Peterhead.
A business leader involved in the development of the largest offshore wind farm in the world has joined forces with a group spearheading a bid to win green freeport status in the Highlands.
Green freeport win in Inverness and Cromarty Firth could fast-track £1bn investment in region – partners
Hydrogen partners ScottishPower and Storegga have backed Opportunity Cromarty Firth’s (OCF) green freeport bid although the carbon storage specialist is also supporting a rival Aberdeen and Peterhead harbour application.
Offshore wind developer Ocean Winds is joining Opportunity Cromarty Firth and supporting the body’s green freeport bid.
Partners behind an ambitious plan to create 30,000 jobs across the north east have called for governments in Holyrood and Westminster to back its proposal to create a "green freeport" in Aberdeen and Peterhead.