Windfarm bosses have insisted that a multi-millin pound windfarm off the coast of Caithness will be a boon in terms of jobs and money.
Council chiefs have accused Scottish Government ministers of ignoring their pleas for help to secure Highland a fairer share of massive profits from green energy schemes.
Workers have been downmanned from the Beatrice Alpha installation after a power failure.
Moray's biggest harbour is poised to land a major cash boost as the stand-in operations base for a £2.6billion offshore windfarm.
Energy firm SSE and MSPs will meet to discuss a key contract for the £3billion Beatrice offshore windfarm in the Outer Moray Firth amid concerns about fabrication yard closures if the work goes outside Scotland.