Statement on Scottish Government’s backing of Greenports

Bob Buskie, Chief Executive of The Port of Cromarty Firth – speaking on behalf of Opportunity Cromarty Firth – said: “We are delighted that the Scottish Government has given the green light to the idea of Freeports in Scotland. This will ensure Ports are able to compete on a level playing field with their counterparts in the rest of the UK and help the Scottish Ports sector play a full role in delivering a green economic recovery.

“The Cromarty Firth is ideally placed to become a Sustainable Fair Greenport. It is uniquely positioned at the heart of a host of multi-billion pound renewable energy projects including offshore wind and green hydrogen, potentially worth many billions of pounds, which in turn would create quality jobs and business opportunities across the Highlands and the whole of Scotland on a level not seen since the oil boom of the 1970s.”