17 April 2018700th oil rig enters Cromarty Firth
The Press & Journal reports this morning that the 700th oil rig has entered the Cromarty Firth indicating a "further sign of activity picking up in the North Sea oil and gas sector". After undergoing repairs, the 35,500-tonne West Phoenix will depart for the UK and Norwegian continental shelves.
Concerns have been expressed by the local community about the number of rigs currently clustered near Cromarty, especially at the start of the summer tourist season. Comments should be made to the Port Authority or MSP or MP.