About Us

Cruise Scotland is a membership-based marketing organisation which promotes Scotland as a cruise destination to industry operators.

Full membership is open to all ports in Scotland, which are capable of handling ocean-going cruise ships engaged on international voyages and are approved for this activity by the Department for Transport under the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) regulations and other companies in Scotland who market their products and services to the cruise industry.

Associate Membership is also available to companies and organisations (except ports) in Scotland with an interest in the cruise industry.

The organisation currently has 18 full members, comprising 16 ports and 2 major ground handlers, and 5 associate members.

The day to day operation and administration of the organisation is carried out by a voluntary Management Committee appointed from its members.

The current Management Committee comprises;

Chairman – Andrew Hemphill (Peel Ports - Clydeport)

Vice Chairman - Rob Mason (Capital Cruising - Forth Ports - Edinburgh & Dundee)

Market Development Manager – Alison Downs (Holy Loch Port Ltd)

Secretary – Capt. Iain Dunderdale (Cruise Highlands – Invergordon)

Treasurer – Richard Alexander (European Cruise Service UK Ltd, Edinburgh)

Immediate Past Chairman - Victor Sandison (Port of Lerwick - Shetland) 

The map below shows the location of our popular cruise destinations. Errors and omissions excepted.