Date lodged: 16 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government which of Scotland's harbours and ports are (a) publicly owned and (b) privately operated.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 28 March 2017
There are large numbers of ports and harbours around the Scottish coast ranging in size from large commercial ports to local piers, slipways and marinas.
Ownership models include harbour trusts, privately owned harbours, local authority ownership and harbours owned by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd. A full and comprehensive list is not held by the Scottish Government.
Our guidance on trust port governance, Modern Trust Ports for Scotland, contains a list of most Scottish Trust ports in annex C. http://www.transport.gov.scot/report/j249946-09.htm Information on ownership of specific harbours may also be found on that harbour’s website.