Western Isles

Opinion

Political input needed for Western Isles’ link

The 20 year saga of connecting – or not connecting -  the Western Isles to the National Grid via a subsea cable across the Minch has taken a new and dramatic turn which should surely change the terms of the debate.

Opinion

Maybe it’s time to look to Heligoland

Current plans to reinforce the power line between Fort Augustus and the Western Isles, via Skye, reminded me of the controversy that arose when the link was created in the 1980s.

Opinion

Bringing isles’ energy assets to the market

The 20-year campaign to utilise the renewable energy assets of Shetland and the Western Isles to benefit the entire UK may be approaching end-game with outcomes still wide open.