Calls have been made for the Scottish Government not to “ignore” the concerns that face Aberdeen and the Highlands during Thursday’s budget announcement, after an oil and gas downturn and thousands of job losses have plagued the region.
Western Isles councillors are confident that Burntisland Fabrications’ (BiFab) decision to call in administrators will “free up” the firm’s Lewis yard, making it available for new operators to move in.
The UK and Scottish governments have been urged to set five-yearly targets for North Sea production cuts, using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to "show global leadership" and "reshape" the industry for net zero.
Crown Estate Scotland (CES) made a £12 million revenue profit in its most recent financial year, surpassing its target of £8million to be returned for public spending, according to annual accounts published by the organisation.
The next Scottish Government should establish a Net-zero Energy Commission to provide the country with a national pathway which would bring society together as it works towards a greener future, Scottish Renewables says.
A leading union has accused the Scottish Government of being “deliberately misleading” after it indicated that Westminster was to blame for supply chain firms north of the border missing out on offshore wind contracts.