There will be blood, and oil will be to blame. Scotland’s seas, and the teeming wildlife they harbour, are facing one of the biggest dangers they have ever encountered.
A massive new search for oil and gas launched by the UK government will put whales, dolphins and other marine life at risk. And it will jeopardise global attempts to cut the pollution that is causing climate chaos.
Plans to open up virtually all of the seas around the Scottish coast for multinational companies to explore for oil and gas have been greeted with widespread horror by experts and environmentalists.