A proposed objection to a giant Moray Firth wind project was not raised due to the claims being considered "subjective", a Highland councillor has revealed.
Only a fraction of local households oppose a mammoth Moray Firth wind project, according to an independent poll.
Major employers in the Highlands have called for local and national government to “grasp the opportunity” to make the Moray Firth a renewables hub.
Highland Council will recommend an objection is raised to a massive Moray Firth wind project over concerns it could “dominate the horizon”.
Easter Ross is set for a major employment boost after Highland Council unanimously approved ambitious plans to expand operations at the Nigg Energy Park.
A jobs boom could see 300 jobs created at Nigg Energy Park in the Cromarty Firth if ambitious plans to diversify from the oil and gas industry to offshore renewables are given the green light.