Fergus Ewing: Getting Scotland’s Northern and Western Isles connected to the UK grid is absolutely crucial to their economic future, and for some time the Scottish and UK Governments have been working jointly to make this happen. I had thought that the UK Government were as committed as we are. UK Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom attended the Islands Delivery Working Group last autumn, and the Prime Minister personally pledged his own support for the connection of the isles in a letter to Angus Campbell of Western Isles Council. But it now looks as if tawdry political considerations are getting in the way. Not for the first time, the UK Government’s ideological obsession against renewable energy is jeopardising jobs and investment in Scotland.
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