£300m Cockenzie cruise ship terminal plan unveiled
April 13 2015Cockenzie Power Station, East Lothian, including an eco-village, visitor centre and retail park.
Set to be delivered by 2025-30 the ambitious scheme would allow at least 200 ships to berth each year, making Edinburgh a key destination for the growing cruise market.
Professor Alfred Baird, a maritime transport expert at Edinburgh Napier University, commented: “People should be aware that there is currently nowhere for the large cruise ships to go on the Forth. Scotland’s capital region therefore misses out on hundreds of port visits by cruise ships and hundreds of thousands of visitors – Copenhagen gets around 500 cruise ship visits per year, whilst the Forth gets only 70 or 80.”
The scheme is being promoted by a trio of local businessmen; Colin McCulloch, John Miller and Kevin Doyle who have formed Cockenzie Development Co to deliver the venture.
Image produced by Digital Bird and Paul Welsh Architects
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