VIEW FROM SCOTLAND: Steven Vass

Did Scotland's lobsters offer some clues to wind development prospects?

Did Scotland's lobsters offer some clues to wind development prospects?

If fishermen sit in pubs miming the huge sizes of those catches that got away, no doubt journalists do much the same with stories.

One of mine involved some shellfish catchers active in the west of Scotland. Getting way off the subject we were supposed to be discussing, several years ago one diver boldly told me that the two offshore wind projects on the west of Scotland had no chance of going ahead.

The reason he was sure, he explained, was that the seabed was rock solid. He knew this because he had spent 30 years observing the lobsters making their homes on sites adjacent to the Crown Estate concessions but never on them. This is Log in to read complete article.

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