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.”


28 Jan 2021