CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after forcing a controversial bid for an oil rig decommission site at Hunterston to undergo a full expert green study. Marine Scotland has made an eleventh hour decision to order a full environmental impact assessment on the proposal for the sprawling site. Peel Ports want to use it to take old rigs apart but the plan has been opposed by protesters who have fought long and hard demanding a full probe on the idea, citing wildlife fears for the safety of dolphins and porpoises. The ruling comes despite North Ayrshire Council previously saying that no such assessment was necessary.
Largs & Millport Weekly News 16th March 2020 read more »