Cromarty Firth: Award Winning Sustainability

Port of Cromarty Firth is driven to develop, improve and safeguard the Cromarty Firth for the benefit of all stakeholders and takes great pride in its economic, social and environmental credentials. This work saw it scoop the Sustainability Award at the inaugural Maritime UK Awards, with judges praising its “exceptional true commitment to sustainability”. It recognised the huge amount of environmental work undertaken by the Port, which operates in one of the UK’s most protects areas.

The Firth contains many SSSI’s, SPAs, a Special Area of Conservation and RAMSAR sites – every activity must take this sensitive environment into account. The Port follows the UN sustainability framework to deliver widespread community engagement programmes and initiatives.

These include hosting the annual Great Big Firth Beach Clean as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean, and participation in Moray Firth Partnership’s SCRAPbook initiative, which uses aerial photographs to highlight and address Scotland’s coastal litter problem.