Nigg investment welcomed
The Chair of The Highland Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee has welcomed the news that Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has approved investment of up to £8.3m in Scottish Government funding for an £18.9m project to develop the East Quay at Port of Nigg in Easter Ross.
Councillor Trish Robertson, who is also Chair of the Council’s Climate Change Working Group, said: “This is very encouraging news for Highland as we plan for a green recovery from the pandemic.
“The project will ensure Highland can benefit from renewable energy developments which in turn will be a step forward in meeting our Climate Change targets. We see here a Highland enterprise showing how to take expertise in serving the oil and gas industries and transferring it to the renewable sector bringing benefits to the economy as they progress.”