Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Gibson welcomes Ports announcement

News release
Immediate release

Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Rob Gibson has welcomed the Forth Ports Authority decision to scrap any plans for ship to ship transfer of Russian crude oil in the Firth of Forth.

He said:

"This announcement is good news for Orkney as it will allow a steady build up of an entrepot hub scheme at Scapa Flow where the sheltered waters are the safe setting to continue a trade that has an unblemished record."

"Forth Ports do not admit the environmental dangers despite the huge community pressure and action by the Scottish Parliament to apply European law to safeguard bird and environmentally sensitive sites. I am glad that Orkney can now bid for this work."


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