Western Isles subsea cable work could begin in summer

It has been reported that work on a subsea cable which would link Western Isles renewable projects with the mainland could begin this summer.

aHowever this would only go ahead if developers, the National Grid and regulator Ofgem supported the plan.

Previously it had been indicated that the work on the cable would not begin until 2015 at the earliest after estimated costs for the work rose to £700 million.