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Energy / Local Greens organise Cambo oil protest

CLIMATE campaigners took to the beach recently to hold a demonstration against plans to develop an oil field around 80 miles north west of Shetland.

The local protest, which was organised by the Shetland Greens, is said to have drawn people from across the political spectrum.

Developer Siccar Point says the field “contains over 800 million barrels of oil in place”.

Highlands and Islands Green MSP Ariane Burgess previously said the project involved “reckless fossil fuel expansion”.

Shetland Greens co-coordinator Martin Randall said: “It’s incredible that the UK Government should permit this development at the same time as hosting the crucial COP 26 climate summit. We need action not just talk in the light of a climate change crisis that’s becoming ever more real.”