Scrabster Harbour brings in record revenues

Scrabster Harbour benefited from a rise in oil and gas and renewables activity. Picture: Scrabster Harbour Trust
Scrabster Harbour benefited from a rise in oil and gas and renewables activity. Picture: Scrabster Harbour Trust
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Scrabster Harbour Trust, which runs mainland Scotland’s most northerly port, had a record 2015, bringing in more than £2.8 million in revenue.

This was up on the £2.4m revenue in 2014, and comes as the port looks forward in 2016 to celebrating 175 years since the harbour was created.

More than 2,167 vessels arrived last year, in line with the previous 12 months. However, due to a rise in activity linked to the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors, total vessel tonnage reached 8.26 million tonnes – an increase of 2 per cent.

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The fishing and ferry sectors were still the largest revenue earners for the port.

Sandy Mackie, trust manager for Scrabster Harbour, said: “At a time when oil and gas leaders are embarking on efficiency drives, Scrabster Harbour is proving to be an attractive and cost-effective solution.”