With the arrival of larger vessels using the new jetty at Holmsgarth North, cruise passenger numbers are expected to rise by 225 to 62 000. With booming oil and gas activity west and east of Shetland, operators are increasing their use of the harbour to support new subsea oil and gas developments. I’ve already described this ‘Third Wave’ of wealth being generated by Scottish oil and the increased activity at Lerwick’s harbour is an obvious consequence.
The LPA chief executive summed this up:
‘The cruise industry is set for another record year at Lerwick and the offshore projects season is expected to continue through to September.’
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