Transport Scotland handles all devolved ports policy and gives advice on harbour orders
We handle all devolved policy matters covering commercial, publicly owned and trust ports, on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
The Scottish Ministers have appointed a Scottish Commissioner to the Northern Lighthouse Board. The successful candidate was announced by Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and the Islands on 20 September.
We administer provisions in the Harbours, Pilotage and Ports Acts, as well as any related local legislation
Local legislation governing ports, made as Scottish Statutory Instruments under the 1964 Harbours Act
We liaise with other bodies on shipping and port policy, and ports projects
How harbour authorities can apply for Harbour Directions Powers
Guidance for Scottish trust ports
Grants may be available for certain projects subject to compliance with state aid rules
Ensuring improvement of the operational effectiveness of the Ardrossan facility in supporting the lifeline ferry services and the new vessel on the Arran route