Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Rob Gibson has hailed the news that OpenHydro has successfully mounted a tidal turbine on the sea bed of the Pentland Firth.
The device was lowered onto the sea bed by a unique barge which was developed by OpenHydro for the purpose and is the only one of it's kind in the world (whose home port is Kirkwall).
Commenting on the news Mr Gibson said...
"This is a monumental moment in the development of the Pentland firth and will go down as a milestone in the furtherance of green energy both in Scotland, Europe and the world."
"Great credit has to go to the European Marine Energy Research Centre and OpenHydro for their sterling work which has led to this situation. It shows what can be achieved through co-operation and a common purpose."