Stornoway Port Authority to build £49 million deepwater terminal

Stornoway Port Authority to build £49 million deepwater terminal

Stornoway Port Authority

The terminal will be able to accommodate vessels up to 360 metres in length

Stornoway Port Authority is to build a new deepwater cruise terminal after receiving a £49 million ($67.9 million) investment. The new facility will enable larger cruise ships to call at the Outer Hebrides islands of Scotland.

The terminal is set to be operational from May 2023. It will be able to accommodate vessels up to 360 metres in length and will be the only deepwater berth on the west coast of Scotland north of Greenock. The town of Stornoway is located on the island of Lewis and Harris, and can provide a stopping point for UK, Iceland and Faroe Islands itineraries.

“We are extremely pleased to announce this major investment in the port’s cruise infrastructure, which will deliver a wealth of opportunities to both our community and the cruise industry,” said Alex MacLeod, chief executive of Stornoway Port Authority. “This significant project will allow Stornoway to welcome the world, as our epic landscape, living Gaelic culture, history with mystery, and limitless landmarks provide the perfect offering for cruise lines and tourists alike as they seek to explore Scotland and beyond.”

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
10 December 2020

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