Alex Salmond calls for North Sea oil to benefit "the people"
Former first minister criticises UK Government’s handling of the North Sea sector, but is rebuked by Scottish environmentalists
FORMER FIRST MINISTER ALEX SALMOND has called for North Sea oil and gas to benefit “the workers, the communities and the people” over the next several decades.
Here's how Scotland is reacting to the new Programme for Government
CommonSpace rounds up a selection of reactions to the new Programme for Government from commentators, trade unions, campaign groups and the third sector.
THE NEW PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT has unveiled a raft of policies, some surprising and some long planned.
Supermarkets urged to stop stocking plastic straws
SNP MSP calls for an end to single-use plastic straws ahead of Holyrood debate
SNP MSP Kate Forbes has written to all supermarket chains urging them to follow suit after Asda’s announcement this week that it will become the first supermarket chain in the UK to stop stocking single-use plastic straws by 2018.
UK energy minister attacked for North Sea oil comments
Kirsty Blackman MP argues “the only thing the Tories are consistent on is their gross mismanagement of the North Sea oil and gas industry”
NEW UK ENERGY MINISTER Claire Perry has been harshly criticised by environmentalists and opposition politicians following her declaration that “We want to squeeze every last drop” of oil from the North Sea basin.
Call for further action as new figures show a drop in fuel poverty
The Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) report shows fuel poverty in Scottish households is down by four per cent
FUEL POVERTY IN SCOTTISH HOUSEHOLDS has dropped by four points and now stands at 26.5 per cent, according to new figures published on Tuesday in the Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS).
Environmental groups welcome world's first floating wind farm
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has officially opened the world’s first floating wind farm
SCOTTISH ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS have welcomed the world’s first floating farm, which was opened today by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and will produce enough power for approximately 20,000 homes.
The result of over 15 years of work by Norwegian energy firm Statoil, the wind farm is located 15 miles from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, comprises of five enormous turbines and stretches 175m from the sea surface to its uppermost point.