Big tests are looming in offshore wind

It’s several decades since I first wrote about the Crown Estate and its enormously influential hold over Scotland’s coastal waters.  At that time, it was a virtually unknown subject. Today, it is more relevant than ever.


Reasons to be optimistic about the next stage in the energy transition in Scotland

The recent publication of the timetable for the Scotwind leasing round that will start the next stage in the development of offshore wind in Scotland, shortly followed by the UK Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan, has focused minds on what a green recovery really means for the communities and businesses north of the border.

North Sea

Cromarty port key to net-zero efforts

The Port of Cromarty Firth (PCF) has the best track record of any facility of its kind in Scotland in supporting government net-zero carbon emissions, according to a new report.