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May 19 2015

Aberdeen harbour expansion to cater for cruise ship market
A £320m plan to upgrade Aberdeen’s Nigg Bay harbour to accommodate cruise ships has gone on public display ahead of creation of a development framework for the area.

Aberdeen Harbour Board, Scottish Enterprise and the city council are behind plans to unlock development and regeneration potential around Nigg Bay, Altens and East Tullos and are inviting the public to inform the plans.

The 20 year framework envisages improvements to the surrounding road network to accommodate the development, including a new direct connection from East Tullos to the harbour.

As part of this process planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore will stage an exhibition of their proposals in the reception area of Marischal College until 27 May.

The scheme follows emergence of a £300m to build a new cruise ship terminal at Cockenzie, East Lothian, to cater for the growing tourism market.

3 Comments

Fitz Hat
#1 Posted by Fitz Hat on 19 May 2015 at 16:12 PM
The expansion is to provide more capacity for existing users of the harbour, which is very short of berths. The ability to take in cruise ships is far from the most important aspect.
Arch fan
#2 Posted by Arch fan on 28 May 2015 at 16:48 PM
cruise ships in Aberdeen....really? So they can what??? Arrive and see nothing of any particular interest. I would be disappointed if I were on a cruise which docked in Aberdeen.
Richard
#3 Posted by Richard on 3 Jan 2017 at 16:35 PM
And Greenock, Stornoway and Invergordon have more to offer than Aberdeen, do they, Arch fan?

Aberdeen would be a great place for cruise ships to dock, given the access to the beautiful surrounding countryside, and such a facility would add greatly to the declining local economy.

Maybe the Council would finally wake up and realize what a disservice they have done to Aberdeen for several decades in squandering the Oil Industry revenues?

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