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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 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 .
MIKE Neville seems to pile a huge amount of expectation on Fleeto, the short play by Paddy Cuneen ("A tragedy that leaves audiences in the dark", The Herald, September 16). He praises Fleeto as a piece of theatre but seems to question its ability to solve the problem of knife crime.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.