Another Montrose business benefitting from Seagreen

As work continues at pace on the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Base at Montrose Port for the Seagreen offshore wind farm, local businesses are starting to feel the benefit of the project. One such contractor is Harry Maiden Ltd, steel fabricators based in the town and which was tasked with installing the metal framework of the new O&M building – …

Birth of a Shipyard

By John Aitken A shipbuilding business was opened on Rossie Island, Montrose by the Coaster Construction Company Limited in 1919. Its embryonic origins however had begun late the previous year, a few days prior to the end of World War One, when a large piece of land on the east side of the Island consisting of “13 acres, 3 roods …

Trailblazing mariner encouraging girls to consider a career at sea

A trailblazing Angus mariner is encouraging other young women to consider a life at sea and says the days of women being unwelcome onboard vessels are long forgotten. Fiona Scrimgeour, 38, grew up near Kirriemuir, and went on to sail ships of all sizes across some of the most expansive, and treacherous, seas in the world, and now sits on …

Local contractor Pert-Bruce awarded Seagreen contract at Montrose Port

A Montrose construction firm with its roots in the local area going back five generations has been appointed by SSE Renewables to carry out the works on the Seagreen wind farm operations and maintenance base to be located at Montrose Port.  Pert-Bruce Construction were awarded the prestigious contract in October and will start on site this week. Located at the …

Montrose Port Authority Welcomes New Board Members

Montrose Port Authority has welcomed a new Chairman, Vice-Chairman and two Board members as it looks to build upon recent successes and pursue its long-term diversification strategy for the future. Current Vice-Chair Peter Stuart will take the reins from outgoing Chairman John Carmichael who is retiring after 11 years on the Board, three of which were spent as Chair. Peter …

SSE finalises plans for Seagreen O&M base at Montrose Port

Following extensive consultation with the local community and other port users Montrose Port Authority and SSE Renewables have finalised plans for the operations and maintenance base for Seagreen offshore wind farm. The 1,075MW Seagreen project is located 27km off the coast of Angus. A £3bn joint venture between SSE Renewables and Total, Seagreen will be Scotland’s single largest source of …

Kids Activity Pack

All aboard for nautical fun at Montrose Port

Montrose Port are inviting families across Angus and Aberdeenshire to join them for some nautical fun as they launch a brand new activity pack this week which they hope will help homeschooling parents keep their kids entertained for the remaining weeks of lockdown. The pack which has been produced in conjunction with an educational consultant, contains a fun filled set …

FAQs: All About Dredging

In order to keep Montrose Port fully operational we are undertaking a programme of maintenance dredging between 12th and 15th June. We understand this is a sensitive issue and want to assure you that the work will be carried out to the highest professional and environmental standards.  We have provided a list of FAQs below about dredging and why it …