About Us

Situated 30 miles off the north west coast of Scotland the Port of Stornoway 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 Constitution of the Port Authority comprises the Stornoway Harbour Act and Orders 1976 to 2008. The Constitution provides that Stornoway Port Authority shall consist of: nine members appointed by the Authority and the Chief Executive.

Stornoway Port Authority take such steps as it may consider necessary or expedient for the conservancy, protection, regulation, maintenance and improvements of the harbour and the navigation thereof and for these purposes the Authority may:

  • manage, regulate, improve and maintain the harbour;
  • do all other things, which in its opinion are expedient to facilitate the proper carrying on or development of the harbour;
  • turn its resources to account so far as not required for the purpose of the undertaking

Stornoway Port Authority