Loch Doon Fire Stuns Community

    The emergency services were alerted to the fire on a hillside at Loch Doon at 18:50 on Saturday. At least five miles of hillside has been affected and the public have been asked to avoid the area. East Ayrshire Council said overnight that progress had been made and that a welfare centre had been opened in the nearby town of Dalmellington. The fire … Continue reading Loch Doon Fire Stuns Community

Oil Industry Wants You To Foot Their Decommissioning Bill

by Alex Docherty Oil and Gas Firms could be getting Tax breaks worth almost £13 billion – to help them with the cost of decommissioning platforms in the North Sea.  The Government may also miss out on over £11 billion worth of revenue, because of the removal of platforms and infrastructure reducing operators’ taxable profits. The decommissioning of oil and gas platforms in the North … Continue reading Oil Industry Wants You To Foot Their Decommissioning Bill