Scrabster Harbour

Scrabster Harbour

Scrabster Harbour is an established commercial port and hub of economic activity. Alongside its traditional activities of fishing, cargo, oil related vessels and passenger ferries to Orkney, the Trust is forging ahead with ambitious plans to transform the port to meet the needs of the emerging marine renewable industry in the nearby Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters. Scrabster’s strategic location at the entrance to the Pentland Firth together with the port’s established track record, 24/7 access and development plans make the port a key location for marine renewable operations.

Another key growth area for the Port is from servicing the oil and gas developments on the Atlantic Frontier.

A strong track record of investing in infrastructure and development of new markets includes creation of a successful business park, facilities to support the oil and gas sector and development of facilities to accommodate visiting cruise ships. At the heart of Scrabster Port’s vision is their integration with the wider economy of Caithness and the benefits activity at the harbour brings to those in their immediate supply chain and beyond.

Scrabster Harbour’s latest developments include creation of a 32 acre industrial park on land close to the harbour and re-development of the former fish market pier to create a deep water quay with specific services and facilities tailored to the needs of the emerging marine renewable energy industry. The quay has been designed to create a facility with significantly increased berthing space, lay-down area and heavy lifting.  This multi-million pound development underpins the next phase in the area’s economic growth by supporting the opportunity for growth and investment by other businesses in the sector, including those who are seeking to move into the area.

As a key contributor to the success of the Caithness and North Sutherland economy, Scrabster Harbour and its Board Members are at the heart of the area’s public and private partnership approach to creating the right conditions for investment and economic growth. Scrabster Harbour is committed to the aims of the Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership, with their project listed as a key priority.

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Scrabster Harbour Trust

Scrabster Harbour’s proximity to the Northern Fishing grounds and a modern fish market with purpose built basin have been contributory factors in the port continuing to be one of the top fishing landing ports in Britain.

Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership

At the core of what we do is the Caithness & North Sutherland Action Plan. This was first published in December 2007 as a 50-point plan setting out what we hoped to achieve over the following three years.

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