Forth Ports



Planning consent granted for next phase of Western Harbour

Architecture practice 7N has been granted detailed planning consent for Plot P2 of its Western Harbour masterplan on behalf of Forth Ports.

Published 14 September 2021

Full repair in pipeline for Leith’s A-Listed Victoria Swing Bridge

Forth Ports has today announced plans to fully repair the Category A-Listed Victoria Swing Bridge located at the Port of Leith to conserve the bridge for the future and create a useable space for the local community.

Published 6 September 2021

Firth of Forth net zero hub ‘key’ to achieving climate goals

Scotland could advance its ambitions to achieve net zero by 2045 by establishing a net zero hub on the Firth of Forth, research from global natural resources consultancy Wood Mackenzie has found.

Published 17 August 2021

Green Port plan proposed for Firth of Forth

Forth Ports has today intimated to the Scottish Government that it will submit a proposal for a Green Port encompassing key ports, industrial complexes and logistics centres along the north and south shores of the Firth of Forth and at Edinburgh Airport.

Published 27 July 2021

Parking at £250m Western Harbour regeneration development to be cut in bid to 'go green'

Forth Ports has submitted revised plans for its Western Harbour housing development at the Port of Leith, significantly reducing the consented number of car parking spaces on-site alongside other incentives to reduce carbon emissions and plans to create an environmental education centre.

Published 12 July 2021

Renewable energy hub plans unveiled for Port of Leith

Forth Ports has today unveiled proposals for the creation of Scotland’s largest and best located renewable energy hub on a 175-acre site at the Port of Leith.

Published 25 May 2021

In Pictures: World’s largest construction vessel offloads cargo from River Forth

Onlookers on both the north and south banks of the Forth Estuary were treated to a spectacular sight at the weekend as one of the most remarkable marine operations ever undertaken on the river unfolded before their eyes.

Published 12 April 2021

Edinburgh harbour developers not entitled to reconveyance of tram route from city council

A property development firm has failed to establish that it was entitled to a reconveyance of a tram line route sold to its predecessors in title that was subsequently re-acquired by the local authority that originally sold it under a compulsory purchase order.

Published 23 March 2021

Ground works under way for Western Harbour housing development

The next phase of investment in housing at Western Harbour in Edinburgh got under way this month with the beginning of ground works.

Published 18 December 2020

Forth Ports welcomes UK Government's Grangemouth funding announcement

The UK Government is to provide £11.7 million from its Port Infrastructure Fund in support of new and enlarged border infrastructure at Forth Ports' key import/export hubs at Grangemouth, Tilbury and Tilbury2.

Published 17 December 2020

Gravitricity sets sights on Leith for £1m energy storage demonstrator

Edinburgh energy storage start-up Gravitricity has signed a land rental agreement with Forth Ports to build its first demonstrator project on land within the Port of Leith.

Published 11 May 2020

Construction of Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm begins as Dundee nets ‘incredible’ turbine deal

Financial close has been reached on the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm heralding the start of construction on the project which will supply enough low carbon electricity for around 375,000 homes.

Published 28 November 2019

Up to 1,000 more Build to Rent homes planned at Harbour Gateway

A Build to Rent project on Edinburgh’s Western Harbour is planning to expand as residents are welcomed into the latest phase of the development.

Published 29 May 2019

Detailed plans lodged for new Western Harbour neighbourhood

Architecture practice 7N has revealed its full vision for a mixed use neighbourhood of more than 900 new homes at Western Harbour on Edinburgh’s waterfront. 

Published 5 March 2019

Developers sought for Port of Leith film and TV facility

A Port of Leith industrial building has been identified as the home of a major Scottish film and television studio as developers are invited to refurbish and operate the facility.

Published 7 December 2018