Eyemouth port raises its profile

Eyemouth Harbour Trust hosted a meeting of the Scottish Ports Committee
Eyemouth Harbour Trust hosted a meeting of the Scottish Ports Committee

Eyemouth Harbour Trust hosted colleagues from ports and harbours across Scotland last week who were in town for a meeting of the Scottish Ports Committee.

Representatives from Stornaway, Peterhead, Lerwick and Ullapool enjoyed an evening reception at the Bayview Restaurant, Eyemouth Golf Club on Thursday. The following day they either took a boat tour of Eyemouth harbour and bay courtesy of local dive charter company, Marine Quest or enjoyed a guided tour of Gunsgreen House, prior to their committee meeting.

Sandra Laurenson, chair of the Scottish Ports Committee said: “It was a pleasure to visit Eyemouth and good to see in operation the most south-easterly of our Scottish ports. The excellent arrangements for the tours and the hospitality greatly assisted this and resulted in a memorable visit.”

Richard Ballantyne of British Ports Association added: “The Scottish Ports Committee is a unique forum for senior representatives within our sector, which meets three times a year at different port locations. At a time of political and regulatory change the Eyemouth meeting was a particularly important event.

“Like many other trust ports in Scotland Eyemouth has evolved in recent years and attendees saw first-hand how the port was progressing forward, diversifying and looking at new business opportunities. The trustees and their team at the harbour office did a superb job with the arrangements and we have received nothing but positive feedback about the port and the town itself.”

Pleased at how the visit had gone, Grahame Sinclair, chair of Eyemouth Harbour Trust said: “As members of the British Ports Association we were delighted to have the opportunity to host the Scottish Ports Committee. This was an important event for Eyemouth Harbour Trust as it enabled them to raise the port’s profile as well as giving the harbour trustees the opportunity to network with delegates from other ports.”