Industry experts stressed the huge opportunities – and equally big challenges – ahead for Scottish offshore wind as the sector mapped a way forward from the nation’s bigger-than-expected 25GW ScotWind leasing round.

While – with the possible exception of unsuccessful bidders – the sector was delighted with the ambition revealed by ScotWind and its unprecedented opportunity for floating wind development, there were warnings of the work that lies ahead, not least in key areas such as ports and grid infrastructure.