Ports and Shipping Web Links
Harbours and Ports - Web sites for further information:
British Ports Association
Created in 1992, the British Ports Association represents the interests of its 85 full members, and numerous associate members, to the United Kingdom and devolved Governments, the European Union and national and international bodies.
Ports and Harbours of the UK
This web site lists over 950 ports, harbours, jetties and piers around the coastline of the UK, of which more than half are in Scotland. Much of the information for each location is historical, but in some cases up-to-date information is provided on current usage, access etc.
Ports of Scotland Maritime Publication
Published annually in December for the past 30 years, the Ports of Scotland Yearbook is a reference book for all ports users including shipowners, shipbrokers, charterers, importers and exporters as well as the oil, renewable and fishing industries. Printed in full colour it includes detailed information on over 80 Scottish port and harbours, including plans, photographs and useful contacts. Also included is a section listing all foreign consular representation in Scotland and for 2011 there is an improved section covering the Association of Diving Contractors, Scottish Cruise Industry, Marine Scotland, Maritime & Coastguard Agency, Northern Lighthouse Board, and the UK Harbour Masters' Association. Advertisements provide information on support services available in or near the facilities. Cost £17. Note, this publication does not cover all of the harbours around the Moray Firth, only those with commerical facilities.
Individual Port and Harbour Websites
Ship AIS (see which ships are sailing by - link to Moray Firth map)
This website was created by a group of ShipPlotter enthusiasts bring you live vessel movements from around the UK derived from Automatic Identification System (AIS) data. AIS is a collision avoidance system that gives information on all the ships in your area. This information is publically broadcast on VHF radio which can be picked up either by other ships or by shore based receivers. Click on the map to see the individual ships, their statistics and photos.