Below is a copy of a letter from Fergus Ewing to constituents who have raised their concerns about Ship to Ship oil transfers proposed for the Moray Firth. I'm hearing severe disappointment with this letter from some of those who have been campaigning against the proposal.
There is a lack of understanding as to why the Scottish Government are reluctant to take a position on this issue - they have been known to take a position on issues not within their control haven't they? And surely they should take a stance on an issue that concerns the Moray Firth environment? Even more so when you consider that local SNP councillor Liz MacDonald's motion to the party conference in the spring against S2S in the Moray Firth was passed unanimously.
Click on the images to enlarge and a PDF format of the letter is available here.