The stakeholders of a Trust Port are varied and numerous. Some are intricately bound up in the port’s operation, e.g. users or employees. Others are impacted by activities at the port, such as the local community and regional economies. National and regional government also take an interest in the port, along with local and regional businesses and regulatory authorities. Future generations remain the ultimate stakeholder.
The Port is your port and you are an integral part of the Port’s story.
Port of Cromarty Firth is a Trust Port. This means that the assets (the waters of the Firth and the port facilities within it) are safeguarded and managed by the board on your behalf. 100% of any surplus (profit) is reinvested in the Ports development for the benefit of current and future generations. This is the Trust model.
The Port strives to achieve all three pillars of sustainability: Economic, Social and Environmental. This will secure its future and ensure we hand the assets on in the same or better condition for succeeding generations.
Our mission is to develop, improve and safeguard the Cromarty Firth as a port, for the benefit of all stakeholders. This includes:
A team of just thirty people; we are responsible for facilitating over £275 million of economic activity for the local area and the wider Highland region. It is our privilege to develop, improve and safeguard the Cromarty Firth as a port, for the benefit of all stakeholders.
If you would like to join us and protect and develop this strategic national asset, please visit our Vacancies page.
The Port is situated on Shore Road in Invergordon. There are three main entrances:
- Main Gate, which provides access to the Invergordon Service Base. This is security controlled 24/7 and you will need permission from a Port User to enter the site. There is a car park immediately opposite the Main Gate.
- Facilities Office, which is the next entrance you will reach if proceeding east-west on Shore Road. The Port’s Operations team and based from this office and health and safety inductions take place here. The nearest car parking is on Shore Road, opposite the Main Gate.
- Port Office, which is next door to the RNLI. The Port’s Marine Operations (pilots, port radio, marine crew etc.) are based in this building, along with the primary administrative functions and the cruise department. Car parking is available outside the building (other than on cruise days, when Shore Road is the most convenient).
Due to our location and the incredible vessels that visit our Port, we receive many requests to film here. This ranges from local photographers to Hollywood production companies. The vast majority of requests involve filming onboard a rig.
Our best advice if this is your desire is to contact the rig owners. It is extremely unlikely that you will be granted permission due to the health and safety constraints involved, but the asset owners are the people who will make the decision. In the event that you are permitted access, please let us know and we will assist wherever we can with logistical arrangements and safe navigation to the assets in question.
If you would like to film or photograph the Firth, you can do so from many areas around the shores. Please refer to our drone policy if you are using an unmanned aerial system.
Cromarty Firth Port Authority, Port Office, Shore Road, Invergordon, IV18 0HD
+44 (0) 1349 852308
Chief Executive – Bob Buskie
General Manager – Calum Slater
Finance – Richard Fea
Marketing and PR – Joanne Allday
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us a message.