The deserted oil rig fabrication yard at Kishorn, in the West Highlands. They built the largest concrete structure in the world in the 1970s, when the oil industry was at its peak in Scotland.

Many of the oil yards in now lie empty. There is talk of new birth now, as the oil companies start to drill deeper still, exploiting the oil fields to the north and west of the Hebrides.

Although many in the islands would welcome the oil dollar again, there is a growing awareness that the energy potential in the Hebrides might not lie in its fossil fuel reserves, but in the renewable energy from wind and water.


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