In pictures: Scotland’s busiest ports and harbours

A dock worker takes a break at Aberdeen Harbour in 2012. Picture: Robert Perry/TSPL

A dock worker takes a break at Aberdeen Harbour in 2012. Picture: Robert Perry/TSPL

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They may not be as picturesque as the quaint harbours of the sailing age, but Scotland’s 21st century ports play a vital role in keeping the national economy afloat.

From the North Sea to the Firth of Clyde, container ships, fishing trawlers and cruise liners provide employment to thousands of people and offer a window on the world.

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