The master plan sets out the framework for the physical development of Stornoway Port for the next 20 years.

Stornoway Port Authority Port Masterplan March 2017

The 2017 Stornoway Port Masterplan sets out the framework for the physical development of Stornoway harbour for the next 20 years.  The Masterplan was developed in close consultation with the local community, businesses and public sector partners. 

The Port Authority’s vision is to build a truly sustainable business that is the economic driver of the Outer Hebrides.  By supporting economic growth and diversification, the Port will enable the local economy to become stronger and more robust in the face of any downturn in any particular sector.  It will enhance Stornoway and the Outer Hebrides as a place to live and work, providing new opportunities for young people across the Islands through both training and employment, and delivering a series of wider place benefits for local residents/businesses and visitors.

The Masterplan has the potential to transform the economy of Lewis and Harris, acting as a catalyst for further economic growth across the Outer Hebrides and beyond.

The projects in the Masterplan will deliver the following benefits for the Outer Hebrides:

  • Provide facilities to maximise opportunities in the energy sector, including low-carbon technologies such as hydrogen production
  • Support the growing tourism industry, particularly in the sailing and cruise markets
  • Support the fishing and aquaculture industries by improving boat repair and fish processing facilities
  • Improve connectivity by increasing resilience of the ferry service and allowing bulk cargo to be transported in larger vessels
  • Enhance the environment and facilities for local people and visitors
  • Help businesses to realise their growth potential and create skilled jobs
  • Promote Scotland on the international stage through high quality tourist experiences and premium fish exports