HIE grant boost for Cromarty Firth

Port of Cromarty Firth, has received a £4m ($6.7m) grant from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) for the development of a new deepwater quayside.

The overall redevelopment project at the port – which has big ambitions in the offshore renewables sector – has now attracted some £25m, according to the Scottish government.

"The new development will offer an additional deep water quay and essential laydown space, both of which are greatly in demand by the renewables sectors," said Bob Buskie, CEO of the Port of Cromarty Firth.

The expansion project is set to be completed by summer 2015.