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). From the south and east there is a choice of routes.
Scotland is easy to reach by train, with the east coast link being one of the fastest intercity railways in the UK. It takes just under 6 hours to get to Edinburgh from London, and another hour to get to Dundee.
There is a large car park to the side of the main terminal in Leith which can accommodate buses for shore excursions and long term car parking for up to 450 cars. There is also taxi pick up and drop off points directly outside the main cruise hall entrance. Overall car parking is generally controlled by the cruise line or its appointed agent and therefore when a car parking space is required it is better to direct your enquiry to the cruise line, its agent or your travel agent.
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.