Model of Montrose-built ship in Hamlet’s castle

By John Aitken Late March, 1922 saw the launch of the Newcastle-registered ship Emilie Dunford launched from the relatively-new shipyard of the Coaster Construction Company on Rossie Island, Montrose. She was completed as the first ship of the Dunford Steamship Company and entered the South Esk without a hitch having been named by Mrs. Dunford. Generally described as a 201-foot …

Time capsule marks St Andrew’s Day milestone for Scotland’s biggest offshore wind farm

Montrose Port Authority and Seagreen Wind Energy Limited has marked St Andrew’s Day with the burial of a time capsule celebrating a major milestone in a development serving what will be Scotland’s biggest offshore wind farm, 27 kilometres off the coast of Angus. Pupils from Ferryden Primary School were tasked with selecting items to be buried in the capsule and …

Renewables skills boost for local pupils with launch of new activity pack

School pupils across Angus and south Aberdeenshire are set to learn about the renewable energy industry blossoming on their doorstep thanks to a new activity pack created by a North-east port in association with one of Scotland’s biggest wind projects. Montrose Port Authority created the activity pack with the backing of Seagreen Wind Energy which is a joint venture between …

New decommissioning facility to be established in Montrose

A leading metals processing company has announced plans to construct a new dedicated decommissioning facility at Montrose Port for offshore oil and gas infrastructure which has reached the end of its service life, to help meet demand for the service in the North Sea. John Lawrie Metals Ltd has signed a 12-year lease with Montrose Port for the decommissioning site …

Contract awarded for new pontoon at Montrose Port to service Scotland’s biggest wind farm

Montrose Port Authority has awarded a contract to a Moray firm for the supply and installation of a new pontoon to service the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm. The port has awarded the work to Inland & Coastal Marina Systems UK Ltd, based in Lossiemouth. The work will see a new 30m pontoon installed at the port to allow crew vessels …

Manxie

By John Aitken On Saturday, 22nd January, 1921 an unforeseen mishap occurred in Montrose caused by a fierce gale and a subsequent tidal surge.  Some estimates put the rise in the river at 20 feet, almost two feet above prediction, the result being that the initial launches from the Coaster Construction Co. Ltd.’s shipyard were aborted.  Much interest had been …

Appointment to Board

Montrose Port Authority is seeking to make an appointment of one non-executive member to its Board. Individuals with an interest in public service are sought to fill this vacancy. Montrose is a Trust Port which differs from company or local authority owned ports by its constitution and powers. All port investments are funded from trading revenues supplemented by commercial borrowings. …