Quay decision made

A £20m redevelopment of Scrabster Harbour in Caithness has been given the go-ahead following new funding support from Clydesdale Bank. A seven-figure funding package from Clydesdale Bank, delivered as part of its Investing for Growth initiative, will assist Scrabster Harbour Trust with Phase 1 of the project to redevelop the existing fish market pier to create a modern multipurpose facility.

A £20m redevelopment of Scrabster Harbour in Caithness has been given the
go-ahead following new funding support from Clydesdale Bank

A seven-figure funding package from Clydesdale Bank, delivered as part of its Investing for
Growth initiative, will assist Scrabster Harbour Trust with Phase 1 of the project
to redevelop the existing fish market pier to create a modern multipurpose facility.

An additional 9,500m² quayside space will also be created as well as improved
access, deep water berths, heavy lift facilities and fuel and water suppliers.

The works commenced at the port in August and are due to be completed by July
2012.

More than 300 jobs are dependent on Scrabster Harbour with the economic output
of the port assessed as in excess of £30m.

Independent economic research commissioned
by the Harbour Trust suggests that the redevelopment has the potential to
create 300-400 new jobs in the Caithness area