Ian Couper, Chief Executive, North Scotland Industries Group (NSIG) answers a range of questions covering the organisation's priorities and market challenges for the region's energy industry.
Head of UHI's Energy Research Group Mike Weston is tasked with building the energy research capacity of the UHI's academic partners, raising awareness of and co-ordinating their renewables-related activities. Here he gives an insight into his work and the future direction of ERG.
Elaine Hanton (EH) and Audrey MacIver (AM) jointly head up the Energy team at Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Here, they tell us what the agency's role is in the development of the energy industry and give some insight into the projects they are currently working on.
Ken Gray, chief executive of the Cromarty Firth Port Authority, discusses the opportunities and challenges facing the port and the wider Cromarty Firth area.
Council leader of the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Angus Campbell, talks of the opportunities and challenges of developing the renewable energy industry in the Outer Hebrides and how they are addressing these.
Managing director of EMEC, the world's leading test facility for marine renewables, Neil Kermode describes the work of EMEC and what he likes best about his job.
The National Renewables Infrastructure Plan (N-RIP), published by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Scottish Enterprise, describes a number of key sites identified for investment, which will play a key role in the expanding offshore renewables market. HIE's Project Manager for N-RIP, Colin Grant, deals with some key issues and outcomes from the report.
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