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Cruise Ship Meet and Greet Tender Documents Issued

Published: December 12th 2011

Following budget approval from a general meeting of the Full Council yesterday (6 December) tender documents have now been posted on the Public Contracts Scotland Portal for a 2 year contract Meet and Greet Service for the period 2012-13.

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Caithness Distillery Produces “World Whisky of the year 2012”

Published: November 10th 2011

Old Pulteney 21 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, which is distilled at the Pulteney Distillery in Wick, 30 minutes from the Port of Scrabster has been voted 2012 World Whisky of the Year by the prestigious "Jim Murray's Whisky Bible."

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Cruise season draws to an end at Greenock Ocean Terminal

Published: October 31st 2011

The 2011 cruise season at Greenock Ocean Terminal has almost come to an end, bringing to a conclusion the most successful year on record at the Terminal. In total there will be 35 cruise calls this year, with two remaining calls from the luxury cruise vessel Hebridean Princess still to come in November. Over 57,000 visitors will have passed through the terminal by the end of this year, which represents a 192% increase in passenger numbers since 2007.

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Kirkwall’s Hatston Pier Extension project contractor announced

Published: October 5th 2011

McLaughlin & Harvey have been confirmed as the contractors who will carry out work on Orkney Islands Council’s £8m Hatston pier redevelopment.

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Orkneys' Cruise Season Comes to an End

Published: October 4th 2011

Another very successful cruise ship season for Orkney with 62 port calls and 36,000 passengers has come to an end with the final call by 'Black Watch' at Hatston on the 2 October.

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Season ends with record number of cruise ships at Lerwick

Published: September 12th 2011

Outlook already positive for 2012

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Snap happy pair win with shipshape photos

Published: September 8th 2011

Two keen photographers snapped up a cash prize each for their pictures of the Tall Ships event, thanks to Clydeport.

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Advance bookings boost for Orkney

Published: September 6th 2011

Sixty two cruise liners with more than 48,000 passengers have already booked to visit Orkney for 2012 – so far the largest advance booking number for Orkney since cruise liners started to arrive in the 1980’s.

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Sailing home - Shetland Captain cruises into home port!

Published: August 22nd 2011

From the high seas to home port – that’s the special voyage made over the weekend by Shetland-raised Staff Captain, Magnus Davidson, when the cruise ship Azamara Journey sailed into Lerwick Harbour on Sunday.

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Largest ever Cruise Liner - "Balmoral" anchors in Thurso Bay

Published: August 17th 2011

Scrabster this week attracted its largest-ever cruise liner, with the visit of the 43,537 gross tonne "Balmoral".

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Aberdeen celebrates successful Cruise Season

Published: August 15th 2011

Aberdeen Harbour has bid a fond farewell to another successful cruise season, with the arrival of the final vessel of the season, "Hebridean Princess", a small luxury liner making its maiden voyage to the port.

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Invergordon welcomes record number of cruise passengers

Published: August 3rd 2011

Invergordon has achieved another first, with the greatest number of passengers ever to arrive in the town on one ship.

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Successful visit of Tall Ships into Greenock

Published: July 13th 2011

The Tall Ships Races 2011, presented by Szczecin and organised by Sail Training International, have completed a successful visit to Greenock, which saw thousands of visitors enjoy the wide range of entertainment and activities on offer against the spectacular backdrop of the Tall Ships.

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Historic “wishing bell” unveiled at Greenock cruise terminal

Published: June 22nd 2011

An historic feature-wall complete with 19th century fog warning bell has been unveiled as the latest part of the £250k development of Greenock Ocean Terminal's cruise liner facility, designed to create a more attractive and welcoming aspect for disembarking cruise passengers.

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Largest cruise ships yet at Lerwick

Published: June 21st 2011

Costa Pacifica has sailed into the record books at Lerwick, with the 114,500 gross tonnes vessel becoming the largest cruise ship yet to visit the Shetland port, just four days after the 113,651 gross tonnes Crown Princess broke the previous record.

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Positive feedback from first cruise ship of season

Published: June 7th 2011

Greenock Ocean Terminal recently welcomed the first major cruise ship of the season, "Grand Princess", into the Terminal on the 17 May. The visit proved to be a major success, with passengers enjoying the wonderful sights and attractions in both the local area and further afield.

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Scotland Features on Princess Cruises’ weblog “50 Essential Experiences”

Published: May 26th 2011

Cruise Scotland was delighted to learn recently that Princess Cruises was featuring Scotland among the first entries on its weblog “50 Essential Experiences”

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Greenock Ocean Terminal’s potential identified in Cruise Tourism Development study

Published: May 17th 2011

The cruise season at Greenock Ocean Terminal kicked off in earnest today with the visit of the Grand Princess. The Grand Princess brought over 2,500 passengers into the enhanced Cruise Terminal, many of whom embarked on tours of the many attractions available, including Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Stirling and Edinburgh, or explore the local area.

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First cruise ship of the season arrives at Aberdeen Harbour

Published: May 9th 2011

Aberdeen Harbour will welcome ten cruise calls this summer, with four vessels making their first ever visit to the port.

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First cruise ship of record season for Lerwick

Published: May 3rd 2011

Busy summer for Shetland port

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Clydeport's cruise campaign to help future growth of Greenock Ocean Terminal

Published: February 23rd 2011

New drive to attract cruise lines and visitors to Scotland and further increase the 50,000+ passengers currently arriving via west coast port.

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Shetland Islands attracting larger cruise vessels

Published: February 15th 2011

Another record year in prospect for Lerwick Harbour

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