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About Us

The Port of Stornoway offers a range of facilities unmatched in the northwest of Scotland.

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 boasting the leading slipway facility on the West Coast and surrounding isles.

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 combine this with the fishing industry and business opportunities and it is apparent that Stornoway Port Authority is ideally equipped for commerce and tourism in the twenty first century.


With ambitious plans for the future, and with a multimillion pound redevelopment project to improve Stornoway harbour nearing completion, this is an exciting time for us. Your knowledge, skills and experience will help us achieve these plans.

We have the following vacancies available:

Harbour Master - SPA has significant plans for growth and development and is seeking to recruit a Harbour Master who will relish the challenge of running port marine operations at this exciting time of change for the port.

Harbour Pilot - Applications are invited for the position of Harbour Pilot for Stornoway Port Authority. Successful applicants will join a pool of Pilots with flexible availability for service.


You can download any of the forms below. Forms are available in both MS Word and Pdf formats.

Contact Us


Phone: +44 (0)1851 702688
Fax: +44 (0)1851 705714




Amity House
Esplanade Quay
Isle of Lewis