THE much criticised plans for a so-called carbon capture power station at Hunterston have been dropped by Ayrshire Power .

The very surprising move by the company, set up by Peel Holdings, was welcomed by local SNP MSP Kenneth Gibson who has been saying for more than a year that the project was "dead in the water." Ayrshire Power admitted that they faced economic difficulties and time constraints in trying to get permission for the �2-3b plant.

Full story in the Largs & Millport News of June 27.