Welcome to
Port of Cromarty Firth

Port of Cromarty Firth is the beating heart of the Scottish marine industry, and an integral part of the Inverness & Cromarty Firth Green Freeport. Home to innovators in offshore wind, oil & gas and green hydrogen – and first port of call for cruise visitors to the Highlands – our open trust port benefits from naturally-sheltered deep waters that can accommodate vessels of all sizes.


Leading hub for offshore wind and green hydrogen, supporting Scotland’s largest green energy projects.

Oil & Gas

A pivotal port offering the very best in infrastructure, experience, capacity and supply chain for North Sea oil and gas assets.


Leading cruise destination, welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to the Highlands, Loch Ness and beyond.

Health & Safety

ROSPA Gold-certified HSEQ, providing safe navigation and a secure harbour for operators, contractors and the community.

Smart, Secure, Sustainable
– Open Trust Port

For over 100 years, Port of Cromarty Firth has taken advantage of the Cromarty Firth’s naturally-sheltered, deep waters to welcome vessels of all sizes to the Highlands.

From its roots in recommendations from Thomas Telford’s 1802 report on developing Highland transport links, the port has evolved from a naval base to an open trust port, providing for the community around the Cromarty Firth and playing a key role in the Inverness & Cromarty Firth Green Freeport.

We work with a diverse business portfolio, including world-leaders in our primary sectors – offshore wind, cruise, oil & gas and green hydrogen.

  • £275m Generated

    Generating hundreds of millions each year for the local economy across a variety of sectors.

  • Ships Up to 345m

    Welcoming over 600 vessels, rigs and cruise ships of all sizes every year.

  • 1 in 6 Jobs

    Port activity is responsible for one in six jobs in the Invergordon Travel to Work Area.

  • Private Facilities

    Access to Admiralty Pier, Highland Deephaven, Nigg Energy Park and Nigg Oil Terminal.

Port Services

We provide first-class services for a range of industries.


We’re committed to improving and safeguarding our community.

Port of Cromarty Firth supports one in six jobs in the Invergordon Travel to Work Area, turning over £12.7 each year and generating £275m annually for the local economy. As an open trust port, this strategic national asset is safeguarded by a board of directors and 100% of profit is reinvested in the port’s development for the benefit of the community, now and in the future.