History

In 2015 Stornoway Port Authority celebrates its 150th anniversary and islanders and visitors will have an opportunity to join in the celebrations of the historical and cultural roots of the port, which go back well beyond its constitutional formation in 1865.

1850 - 1900

1894 - The Old Fish Mart opened for business.

1881 - Construction of solid quays and three wharves, extension of a timber wharf
(Pier No.1)

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1900 - 1950

1923 & 1924 - The departure from Stornoway of the Canadian Pacific liners Metagama, Canada and Marloch.

1919- Iolaire Disaster.

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1950 - 2000

1956- The Royal Family arrived in Stornoway aboard ‘Britannia’.

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2004

2004 - Stornoway Harbour Revision (Constitution) Order 2003 re-constituted Stornoway Pier and Harbour Commission as Stornoway Port Authority as from 1 May 2004.

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2014

Record-breaking year for the Cruise & Yacht Season.

Extension of Stornoway Marina.

Launch of the new MV Loch Seaforth.

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