Stornoway is situated 30 miles off the north west coast of Scotland it is the main seaport of the Hebridean Island chain and provides a vital link to mainland Britain.
This lively bustling town has everything you would expect of a modern Commercial Port as well as including one of the leading slipway facilities on the West Coast and islands.
The Port is the main entry/exit point for all goods imported to and exported from the island.
Over 1000 vessel movements are recorded annually comprising of commercial vessels, daily car passenger and freight ferries, cruise liners and many other vessel types.
Stornoway is one of the few ports on the West coast of Scotland offering two Ro-ro Linkspan facilities and handles almost 200,000 passengers per annum.
As tourism increases Stornoway's modern ferry terminal is welcoming tourists from across the Globe. The port is becoming a popular stop over for cruise liners and visiting yachts. Combined with the facilities provided for the fishing industry and the business opportunities within the town, it is apparent that Stornoway is well placed for commerce and tourism in the 21st century.
The Port Authority in the Autumn of 2009 will be submitting an application to funding bodies for the provision of marina facilities at Stornoway as the existing facilities are inadequate to meet the basic services expected by larger sized visiting pleasure craft.