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Scottish offshore jobs soar 300%

Staff Writer | February 1, 2018
The number of people employed in Scotland’s offshore wind sector increased by 300% to 2000 in 2016, according to new data released by the UK government.
Scottish offshore jobs
Britain   The Scottish onshore sector
The Scottish onshore sector supported 8000 jobs in 2016, the latest year for which figures are available.

Onshore wind in Scotland accounted for 45.8% of the £5458m turnover in the UK renewables sector, the figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.

However, the number of people employed in solar power in Scotland fell by 75%, from 2000 to 500.