Fueling Independence? Scotland’s Oil Hub Embraces Green Energy

By Elisabeth O'Leary ABERDEEN, Scotland, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Scotland's leader Nicola Sturgeon launched on Friday a major renewable energy project boasting the world's most powerful wind turbines, which she hopes will also propel the independence ambitions of her nationalist party. The 11 191-meter-high turbines in the waters of Aberdeen Bay will eventually produce 312 GWh of … [Read more...]

‘Ground-breaking’ Offshore Wind Project Inaugurated in Scotland

The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) was inaugurated today in north-east Scotland, consisting of eleven of the most powerful offshore wind turbines in the world.  The project has been led by Swedish energy firm Vattenfall. The company's CEO, Magnus Hall, says the pioneering wind farm will “turbocharge” the growth of low-cost sector. The 93.2MW … [Read more...]

Falkirk Wheel Time-Lapse – The World’s Only Rotating Boat Lift

Unless you've seen the Scotland's Falkirk Wheel in action, we can pretty much guarantee that you have never seen anything like it in your life. The Falkirk Wheel was inaugurated in May 2002 and connects the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal, 35 meters above the level of the Forth and Clyde. Prior to the wheel's construction, the two canals were linked at Falkirk, … [Read more...]

Watch: Daring Rescue as Fishing Boat Founders Off Scotland

Five people were rescued from an Irish fishing vessel this week as the ship foundered in the waters off Scotland. The Coastguard was notified at approximately 11 a.m. Tuesday that the Iuda Naofa, a 23-meter Irish fishing vessel, was taking on water 48 miles north of the Butt of Lewis. The Coastguard Rescue helicopter was sent and dropped a salvage pump onto the Iuda … [Read more...]

Disabled Dutch Cargo Ship Under Tow Off Scotland

A Dutch cargo ship was adrift overnight in the North Sea after a small engine room fire disabled the vessel off Shetland's Fair Isle. According to media reports, the Dutch-flagged general cargo ship MV Myrte suffered an engine room fire late Tuesday afternoon while underway approximately 12 miles southeast of Fair Isle, leaving the ship without propulsion with nine … [Read more...]