MACASKILL TO HIGHLIGHT
“THE GREAT BERWICK BANK ROBBERY”
AT UK GOVERNMENT OFFICES
WEDNESDAY 3 AUGUST 2022 A 11:00 AM
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE, SIBBALD WALK,
EDINBURGH EH8 8FT
ALBA Party Depute Leader and MP for East Lothian Kenny MacAskill will take part in a PHOTO CALL with a “Highway robber”outside the UK Government offices at Queen Elizabeth House, Sibbald Walk, Edinburgh, EH8 8FT tomorrow – Wednesday 3 August 2022 at 11:00 am. The purpose of the Photo Call is to highlight the “Great Berwick Bank Robbery”.
Mr MacAskill will outline how the development of Berwick Bank offshore windfarm will see the massive energy resources off Scotland’s shores being siphoned South with little or no revenues or benefits being returned to the people of Scotland. The connection being prepared to Blyth, Northumberland will take 40% of the energy directly south without landing in Scotland.
The Berwick Bank offshore windfarm in the outer Firth of Forth will generate 4.1 Giga watt making it one of the largest offshore windfarms in the World. With over 300 turbines it will be capable of creating the Giga watt capacity to power nearly 3 million homes – far exceeding Scotland’s own energy needs where the number of households is only 2.5 million.
Mr MacAskill will contrast the massive energy potential of Berwick Bank with the fuel poverty and hardship being faced by households across Scotland who face massive hikes in energy bills this Winter.