Dunrobin Castle - ancestral home of the Clan Sutherland
Dunrobin Castle - ancestral home of the Clan Sutherland
Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe
Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe
Scotland is a great place to explore by cycle on trails and coastal paths
Scotland is a great place to explore by cycle on trails and coastal paths
Ardvreck Castle and Loch Assynt in Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland
Ardvreck Castle and Loch Assynt in Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland
The banks of Loch Lomond - Britain's largest stretch of inland water
The banks of Loch Lomond - Britain's largest stretch of inland water
Strathisla Distillery in Keith, Grampian Highlands
Strathisla Distillery in Keith, Grampian Highlands
Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Gleneagles Golf Course
Gleneagles Golf Course
Fantastic rivers and lochs await for you to try your hand at fishing
Fantastic rivers and lochs await for you to try your hand at fishing
Scotland's rich musicial tradition
Scotland's rich musicial tradition
The Northern Isles are home to the world-famous Shetland pony
The Northern Isles are home to the world-famous Shetland pony
Ring of Brodgar in Orkney
Ring of Brodgar in Orkney
Kayaks at North Beach, Little Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Stornoway
Kayaks at North Beach, Little Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Stornoway
Dolphin pond in magnificent mountainside setting of Benmore Botanic Gardens
Dolphin pond in magnificent mountainside setting of Benmore Botanic Gardens
Piper at Castle of Mey in Thurso, Caithness
Piper at Castle of Mey in Thurso, Caithness
Balmoral Castle, Royal Deeside, Aberdeen
Balmoral Castle, Royal Deeside, Aberdeen
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow
Ben Nevis, Fort William
Ben Nevis, Fort William
Oban, Argyll & Bute
Oban, Argyll & Bute
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle

Port of Leith welcomes the Wind Surf

The eye-catching luxury liner the Wind Surf arrived in Leith on Wednesday 24 July for its maiden call at the Edinburgh port. The Wind Surf is the flagship of the Windstar fleet and is a ‘motor sailing yacht’ - a unique ship in the cruise sector - and comes complete with five masts and seven sails.

Bringing over 300 passengers with her, the ship calls at Leith as part of her “Scandinavian Tapestry” cruise destined for Sweden.

The Port of Leith, owned by Forth Ports, is the gateway to Edinburgh for the ever-popular cruise business and has been welcoming commercial liners to the Port since the mid-1960s. 2013 will be the busiest cruise season for the port operator with 80 cruise liners calling at the Scottish ports of Leith, Rosyth and Dundee bringing over 80,000 visitors to Scotland.

Commenting on the 2013 cruise season, Fiona Doherty, Port Manager at Leith said: “We are delighted to welcome the Wind Surf to the Port of Leith as the starting destination for her cruise around Scandinavia. Scotland is a world-class destination, and we are looking forward to the Wind Surf calling at Leith again in the future.”

The Wind Surf will return to Leith in August, and then again in July 2014 after having sailed around the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. The ship boasts 6 guest decks with a swimming pool and spa, fitness centre, casino, lounge, watersports platform and several luxurious bars and restaurants.

At 187 metres in length and with 5 masts, the Wind Surf is both elegant and eye-catching. The Wind Surf has the capacity for 310 guests in a variety of comfortable staterooms and deluxe suites.

The Cruise Terminal at Leith has excellent facilities for visitors with easy access to the retail and leisure facilities at Ocean Terminal and transport links into the City Centre.