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SNP Party Conference 2019 Round-up

Last week, Policy and Economic Analyst for the BPA, Phoebe Warneford-Thomson, attended the Scottish National Party’s 85th Annual Conference in Aberdeen. The event was held at The Event Complex Aberdeen, a brand new, expansive event complex just outside Aberdeen city centre; which, incidentally, is the site where the BPA 2020 Conference will be held. The key themes of the conference were not surprising; with much discussion of Britain’s exit from the European Union, the failings of the Westminster Parliament and the SNP’s continued pursuit of independence. Though it was welcome to see how Scotland’s maritime industry was often considered within the context of these themes; especially with regards to the resolution on Developing Maritime Trade.

BPA Community Outreach Report

British Ports Association highlights community impact projects at UK ports. The British Ports Association is today publishing a collection of case studies demonstrating the work that ports across the UK are doing with their local communities. This includes the establishment of community projects from Aberdeen to London; as well as smaller ports, such as those owned by Cornwall Council or those that are community run, such as Tobermory Harbour Association.