LOCAL MP Patricia Gibson has spoken of her vision for a non-nuclear future for Hunterston.

The Westminster politician has thrown her weight behind a call to develop a green energy plan for the site.

She said: "The closure of Hunterston B is the end of an era for North Ayrshire, regardless of anyone's views on nuclear power.

“Jobs have been lost, with many more to follow over the next eight years as the plant defuels and is then decommissioned.

“A plan to transition to new green energy generation at this prime location must now be taken forward with a renewed sense of urgency.

"Significant investment is already being considered in terms of cable manufacturing and efforts must be redoubled to attract and consider further potential job-creating investors in the weeks and months ahead.”