Opponents of large wind farm developments in Shetland have said they are not surprised permission to increase the turbine height for the planned Viking Energy development was granted by Scottish ministers.
Campaign group Sustainable Shetland has called on local councillors to impose a moratorium on all local wind farm developments and instead explore finding the “best environmentally sustainable” energy solutions in the isles.
Eni Norge has given an early termination notice for a contract with Viking Supply Ships (VSS) for one of its vessels.
Viking Supply Ships said it has lay up one of its vessels as a result of the oil price decline. The company will begin negotiations with employees and unions in a bid to assess the on-going crew situation as it looks to minimise job losses.
Offshore supply vessel owners are facing a "very tough" 2016 with the prospect of much of the supply fleet being laid up due to the oil slump.