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September 10, 2014

Scotland’s Perth Harbour seeks private investment

Scotland's commercial port Perth Harbour has been put on the market by Bidwells on behalf of Perth and Kinross Council in order to raise private-sector investment and position the harbour as a key logistics hub.

By Samseer M

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Scotland’s commercial port Perth Harbour has been put on the market by Bidwells on behalf of Perth and Kinross Council in order to raise private-sector investment and position the harbour as a key logistics hub.

The Perth Harbour is located on the River Tay, 30 miles from the North Sea and handles coastal and dry bulk ships up to 90m-long, carrying up to 2,500t of cargo from Europe, the Baltic and Scandinavia dock at its four main berths.

Bidwells head of commercial property Graeme Duncan said: "Perth Harbour is unique in the area because of its location.

"Moving away from the large coastal ports such as Aberdeen and Dundee brings costs down while keeping the advantages of proximity to the North Sea and excellent rail and road transport links.

"Moving away from the large coastal ports…brings costs down while keeping the advantages of proximity to the North Sea and excellent rail and road transport links."

"The harbour would make the ideal investment for a company looking for a logistics hub in the centre of Scotland. We will be accepting expressions of interest over the next few months to allow all prospective bidders to come forward before a closing date is set."

With surfaced car and lorry parks and a large warehouse, the port is located within a well-established commercial estate with an expanding community of businesses. The Perth and Kinross Council property is expected to gain large investments and to become the future hub of Scotland’s harbour operations.

Perth, Scotland’s youngest city, is situated in the centre of Scotland’s transport network and is one of the fastest growing cities offering strategic benefits to businesses.


Image: Aerial view of Perth Harbour. Photo: courtesy of Bidwells.

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