On 28th January 2015, Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism Fergus Ewing announced a moratorium on fracking in Scotland, blocking planned fracking operations, pending further inquiries. The video of Mr Ewing's announcement can be viewed on the BBC News Website.
The Rural Policy Centre has written a policy briefing (available to download below) on the topic of fracking and discusses some of the issues surrounding fracking and how they relate to Scotland.
Download the Policy Briefing
2015: Fracking in Scotland