Minister asked to oil yard talks

Government has been urged to take a greater interest in efforts to put a former oil industry fabrication yard in Easter Ross back into business. Highland Council has asked Enterprise Minister Jim Mather to chair a meeting discussing the future of Nigg. It has also pressed Secretary of State Jim Murphy to encourage the UK Government to become involved. Potential roles for the site include using it in the construction of renewable energy devices.
Nigg has previously been used to assemble two experimental offshore wind turbines.