Scottish 'Green Freeports' announced

16 January 2023

January 2023

After an apparent early leak to the press by the UK Government which prompted charges of 'a betrayal of trust' from 'The National', the result of the bidding for Green Freeport status was announced on 13 January during UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's visit to Scotland. 

The winners were Inverness and Cromarty Firth and the Firth of Forth, a result which aroused enormous anger from supporters of the losing bid by the North East Scotland Freeport  centered on Aberdeen and Peterhead (the other losers were Orkney and the Firth of Clyde). 

The Scottish Green Party, currently sharing power in government with the SNP, is opposed in principle to freeports of any colour, seeing them as undeserved favours to big international corporations and an incitement to 'greenwashing' and commercial crime.

BBC News  13 January 3023

The Cromarty Firth will become a Green Freeport
[Image 'Daily Business']


We are part of the rapidly expanding worldwide Transition Towns movement. The Black Isle is a peninsula of about 100 sq miles ENE of Inverness in Scotland, UK.