Overview of Kishorn Port and Dry Dock
Kishorn Port and Dry Dock is the former construction site of the Ninian Central Platform, at over 600,000 tonnes still one of the world’s largest manmade moveable objects that ever moved across the face of the earth.
The site has 45 Hectares of land available (including the dry dock) for immediate construction and development with a further 19 Hectares available. Connected principally by deep sea there is road access East to Inverness (68 miles) and South to Fort William (92 miles) plus rail sidings at nearby; Strathcarron, Stromeferry and Kyle of Lochalsh.
Kishorn Port Ltd is a 50/50 joint venture between Ferguson Transport (Spean Bridge) Ltd and Leiths (Scotland) Ltd. Our company combines the quarrying, concrete and construction materials expertise of Leiths with the port operations, shipping, stevedoring and transport skills of Ferguson Transport & Shipping. Combined our parent companies employ over 700 staff.
- The quarry at Kishorn Port, operated by Leiths Group, is currently used to supply quarrying products to local construction projects.
- The port is also active at present for a variety of uses such as Renewables, Oil & Gas, Forestry, Aquaculture with fish feed products currently being stored and shipped from the site to offshore fish farms on Ferguson Transport’s fleet of coastal vessels.
- In 2008 Ferguson Transport & Shipping was awarded ‘Marine Business of the Year’ by the Crown Estate in recognition of the regeneration of the Kishorn Port and Dry Dock site.
- The Kishorn Port and Dry Dock site has been identified in Scottish Enterprises’ recently published National Renewables Infrastructure Plan (NRIP) as a potential manufacturing and distribution hub for the offshore renewables industry.
- Kishorn Port Ltd has been created to promote this opportunity and develop Kishorn Port and Dry Dock and its assets, with the support of Highlands & Island Enterprise (HIE).