New strategic partnership at Edinburgh Airport

Wednesday April 17, 2024

Edinburgh Airport welcomes new strategic investment partnership VINCI Airports will acquire 50.01% of Edinburgh Airport Leadership team remains in place, working with VINCI Airports and Global Infrastructure Partners Forth Green Freeport partner, Edinburgh Airport, has today (17 April, 2024) welcomed the investment partnership announced by Global Infrastructure Partners and VINCI Airports. Sir John Elvidge, chairman of Edinburgh Airport, said: “We …

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Forth Ports submits plans for exciting development at Harbour 31 as the regeneration of Leith continues

Monday March 18, 2024

Forth Ports has submitted an application for Planning Permission in Principle (PPP) to The City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) for Harbour 31, an exciting new housing, commercial and retail development on a 4.7 acre waterfront site at The Port of Leith. The proposed redevelopment of the site, close to the new FirstStage film studio, will provide 337 new homes including …

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Secretary of State for Scotland visits Scotland’s largest renewables hub at Port of Leith

Friday March 8, 2024

The Secretary of State for Scotland, The Rt. Hon. Alister Jack MP, toured the nation’s largest renewables hub at the Port of Leith as the new riverside berth reaches a significant construction milestone. Primed by an initial £50 million private investment by the port’s owner, Forth Ports, Leith will deliver Scotland’s largest renewable energy hub on a 175-acre site – …

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Port of Grangemouth welcomes Fiona Hyslop MSP to the busy freight hub

Wednesday March 6, 2024

Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, was welcomed to Scotland’s key strategic freight hub at the Port of Grangemouth today (6 March). In her first visit to a major port in her new role, the Cabinet Secretary was briefed by the senior port team, including CEO designate, Stuart Wallace, on the investment programme underway at the port – and …

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Babcock to create 1,000 new jobs at Rosyth over four years

Tuesday March 5, 2024

Forth Green Freeport partner, Babcock International Group (Babcock), the defence company, is creating more than 1,000 new jobs at its large-scale, advanced manufacturing and shipbuilding facility in Rosyth to support the delivery of world-class programmes and development of its workforce capabilities. Underpinning Babcock’s commitment to further develop the skills required to support customers now and in the future, over the …

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Forth Ports showcases offshore renewables capabilities to industry leaders

Wednesday January 24, 2024

Forth Green Freeport partner, Forth Ports, welcomed over a hundred senior people from the offshore renewables sector to the Port of Leith yesterday (23.01.24) to showcase the development of Scotland’s newest bespoke offshore renewables hub. The day was a pre-conference activity as part of the annual Scottish Renewables conference being held this week (25/26 January) in Glasgow. Forth Ports is …

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Forth Green Freeport Update – Issue 2

Tuesday December 19, 2023
Watch a welcome message from Malcolm Bennie, Director of Place Services from Falkirk Council. The Forth Green Freeport’s Outline Business Case (OBC) was submitted to the Scottish and UK Governments on 24 November. This is an important step in the process towards securing Green Freeport status as the team refines its visionary bid for Scotland. At the heart of the ...

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Charles Hammond to step down as CEO of Forth Ports – Stuart Wallace announced as his successor

Thursday December 7, 2023

Forth Green Freeport partner, Forth Ports’ Group Chief Executive, Charles Hammond OBE, has decided to step down from his role leading the UK’s third largest ports group at the end of June 2024. His successor will be Stuart Wallace, who is currently the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Charles will work closely with Stuart over the next six months to ensure …

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