Scrabster Harbour's latest cruise ship facilities welcomed their first vessel: MS Hamburg berthed at the redeveloped St. Ola Pier on May 3, 2022.
The ship, operated by Plantours Kreuzfahrten, arrived from Oban (Scotland) with ~300 German passengers onboard and tied up on the brand new 250-metre east berth, part of the GBP 19 million multi-purpose redevelopment works at port Caithness completed in December 2021.
The cruisers enjoyed a number of shore excursions around Caithness prior to departing for Edinburgh (Scotland).
Jason Hamilton, Harbour Master at Scrabster Harbour Trust, said it was great to have their first call on the redeveloped pier.
"The additional berthing and quayside facilities are part of our plan to attract and service the cruise industry. We are working hard with local partners to promote Scrabster and our local attractions to the cruise industry.”
Scrabster Harbour Trust was founded in 1841. Scrabster is the UK's most northerly mainland commercial port. Scrabster Harbour is an independent Trust Port governed by its own legislation with surpluses reinvested in the port's maintenance/development to ensure it meets the customers' requirements.