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Lord Provost of Glasgow, Bob Winter, announced as Parade Grand Marshal & Rt. Hon. The Earl of Caithness, PC as Honorary Parade Chairman NEW YORK, Feb.
By ALISON CHIESA MORE than 50 seabirds have died in one of the worst oil spills to hit the north Caithness coast this year, conservationists said yesterday . The dead birds have largely been recovered from beaches stretching from Scrabster to Dunnet.
SCORES of oiled seabirds were washed ashore along a 20-mile stretch of the Caithness coast yesterday, sparking fears of an oil spill in the Pentland Firth. At least 50 birds were recovered between Thurso and Duncansby Head. Some birds had died, said RSPB Scotland.
By DAVID ROSS HIGHLAND CORRESPONDENT ALEX Salmond yesterday declared that the Pentland Firth would be "the epicentre of Scotland's future in renewable energy" as it officially became one of the country's first marine power sites.
By JOHN ROSS THE waters of the Pentland Firth are set to become the epicentre of Scotland's future in renewable energy with the equivalent power of 20 conventional stations, according to Alex Salmond, the First Minister .
By Andrea Mullaney Born to Be Wild, BBC4 THERE'S a man up a ladder, halfway up a cliff, using a long stick to grab seabirds so he can put rings on their feet and keep track of them. This is Bob Swann, a naturalist, and I suspect that when he goes to the fair he cleans up on the hook-a-duck stall.
By BRIAN DONNELLY SCOTLAND'S environment watchdog has supported plans for a new low- level waste store to be built near the Dounreay nuclear site. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency accepted the proposal with conditions on how it is built and future monitoring of its use.
DRILLING for oil at Scotland's first landbase rig has begun - as prices rocketed to a record high yesterday. The pounds 10million project - using a curved well to get under the seabed - got under way at Lybster in Caithness as the oil price in London hit a record EUR146 a barrel.
- A political dynamiter.