Scotland will need to do more if it is to harness the full potential of the marine power it generates, a leading environmental charity has said.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Scotland praised Holyrood's decision to build six turbines in the Pentland Firth but wants to see more done to make sure power can travel to the mainland.
– director of WWF Scotland Lang Banks
This is a significant announcement and a major boost for the marine renewable industry in Scotland....
Scotland is well placed to lead in developing the technologies to turn this potential into a reality while create thousands of green jobs at the same time.
However, as there is little point in generating huge amounts of marine renewable energy on Scotland's islands if it cannot also be got to the mainland, we now need UK and Scottish Ministers to find a way forward that enables us to harness the full potential of this clean energy source.