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26 May 2017
Ship to ship oil transfer issue raised at General Assembly

Cromarty resident and former Moderator of the General Assembly, the Very Rev Dr Alan McDonald, raised concerns about proposed ship-to-ship crude oil transfers in the inner Moray Firth at the Church of Scotland meetings in Edinburgh this week. His motion against such transfers was backed by the Assembly and the Church and Society Council.

Mr McDonald said Christians have a “duty of care” to look after the planet. “I am persuaded that the caring way to transfer oil around our precious coastline is with a ship, securely tied up beside a jetty and not between two ships out at sea.”

Church of Scotland press release