The Scottish Government cannot legally provide any more financial support to the struggling BiFab yards, Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said.
More than 100 workers staged an unofficial walkout at the controversial Mossmorran chemical plant in Fife yesterday.
Green MSPs have said they will not back climate change legislation going through Holyrood unless ministers set tougher targets for curbing greenhouse gases.
Flaring at the Mossmorran chemical plant in Fife will continue into this week.
The Scottish Government's claim today that it wants to 'rebuild exploration activity' in the North Sea has been labelled as contradictory and confusing by a Green MSP.
The Scottish Green Party has hit out at the two companies bringing legal action against Scotland's fracking "ban", claiming the firms are "creating deliberate uncertainty".
Green MSP for Mid-Scotland and Fife Mark Ruskell has said residents around Fife’s massive Westfield project should receive more than quarter of a million pounds of community benefit funds if plans go ahead.