Our Ports in Leith and Rosyth, and our Anchorages at Newhaven and South Queensferry offer a range of gateways to the inspiring capital city. Our South Queensferry Anchorage will take you past the architectural marvels of the Forth Rail and Road Bridges, or you could berth at Rosyth, with easy access to Fife and the great Scottish countryside beyond. The Port of Leith and nearby Newhaven will take you right into one of Edinburgh’s up and coming areas.
Your cruise ships will be in the very best of company when they berth at the Port of Leith. We are delighted to provide a berth for the Royal Yacht Britannia, which is now permanently moored as a five-star visitor attraction since she retired from her regal duties in 1997.
With 2.5 million people – or half the population of Scotland – living within 2 hours of Scotland’s Capital, Edinburgh is well served by its international airport, railway stations and road network.
Edinburgh is located at the heart of the Scottish motorway network and has excellent road connections to other parts of Scotland and the rest of the UK. There are motorway links via the M8 to Glasgow and the west of Scotland; the M9 to Stirling and central Scotland; the M90 to Fife and Perth (with further links via the A9 to Inverness and the Highlands and the A90 to Dundee, Aberdeen and the north-east).
Head of Cruise
Steve has worked in shipping for over 40 years and brings a wealth of understanding about the industry.
Steve was very much a container man and and was responsible for a short sea container terminal before moving to Enterprise Distribution Centre for paper where he was based for 8 years.
Cruise is just one of Steve’s jobs but he has a keen interest in the industry, and the heritage of the buildings.
Steve certainly brings a keen eye for detail and takes pride in the floral displays at the front of the cruise terminal and takes a active role as a director of the Tilbury on the Thames Trust that is working with the local community to restore and celebrate the Cruise Terminal building.
Head of Cruise
Rob Mason RICS BSc Hons is a Chartered Surveyor. Upon qualifying in 2003 he managed Property portfolios for large Pension funds.
In 2008 he was employed by Forth Ports Ltd to asset manage the commercial property and head up the Port security of Forth Ports 7 Scottish Operations.
He is currently the Head of Cruise for the Scottish Operations 3 Cruise Ports and 2 Anchorages, handling around 120 vessel calls and 140,000 passengers annually.
Forth Ports is the largest Port operator in Scotland and 3rd largest in the UK, 50% of Scotland's GDP in goods going through its ports and estuaries.