This massive ship has arrived in the Cromarty Firth carrying concrete caissons for the Moray Firth Wind Farm built in
SCOTLAND Spain. You really could not make it up! Only a few months back we had the First Minister visiting Nigg and praising it as a Renewable Manufacturing facility. Shortly after praise for the re-opening plans(again!!) for the Ardersier Yard for Renewables. Now we know the turbines and towers are built everywhere but in Scotland but surely the heavy bases are an opportunity for local production due to the heavy transport costs. It would seem not! And all this time the First Minister must have been aware that he was simply making empty gestures. The full BBC version of the story is here. We really do have to look at this industry again and look to our skills, which are in the oil drilling industries and nuclear, and maximise those, protect our USP, our landscape and scenery, and stop the march of the turbines. Too late in many areas but still time to protect the likes of Loch Ness, Glen Affric and Rannoch Moor.