Refreshed and Updated Power From The North

by Misa Hay -

A refreshed and updated version of Promote Shetland's acclaimed Power From The North magazine has been published in print and online, timed to coincide with the Our Islands - Our Future conference in Orkney.

Power From The North showcases Shetland's massive involvement in energy - both oil and gas and renewables such as wind, tidal and wave power. The enormous potential for development in all these areas is highlighted, from the fabrication of complex carbon fibre structures for wave power companies to the current oil and gas activity west of Shetland.

At a time when Shetland is seeing a boom in hydrocarbon-related activity, Power From The North is a timely reminder that the skills and resources developed in the isles since oil first came ashore can in the future be applied just as rewardingly in the renewables field.

“Shetland is a beautiful and wonderfully satisfying place for tourists to visit,” said Andy Steven of Promote Shetland. “But it is also a powerhouse for a range of industries in oil and gas and renewable electricity. It is crucial that we recognise the importance of this to the isles" economic future. Power From The North is part of our strategic thinking, in partnership with local industry and other development agencies, on the areas of growth for Shetland over the next decade.”

The Power From The North project also includes a regularly updated blog and Twitter feed.

Power From The North - the blog