Port operator Capital Cruising to increase Scottish visits

Picture: Alan Richardson
Picture: Alan Richardson
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Capital Cruising, part of Leith-based Forth Ports, said the number of cruise ship visits to its Scottish ports will rise to a record level this year.

The port operator said it will welcome 91 vessels to its ports north of the Border this year, up from 74 in 2015, with its season starting with the arrival of the 1,250-passenger cruise liner Magellan this month and ending with a new ship docking in Edinburgh for the city’s Hogmanay celebrations.

Rob Mason, head of Cruise Scotland at Capital Cruising, said: “We are extremely proud to welcome the Magellan back to Dundee for the second consecutive year.”

He added that 2016 is “a very exciting year for the company, as we continue to invest in our ports across the country” and it is set for 200,000 passengers to arrive at its ports.

Capital Cruising is a union of cruise terminals and Forth Ports has eight commercial ports across the UK, with one in London and seven in Scotland, including Dundee, Rosyth, and Grangemouth.