Scottish ports are on course to welcome a million cruise passengers annually years ahead of original expectations after another record season in 2018 when a fleet of 825 cruise ships brought 794,577 passengers to destinations around the country.

Expenditure is estimated at £109.6 million, with the sector providing 1,139 fulltime equivalent jobs and £28.8 million in employee earnings.

Established in 2008 – a year when 377 ships and around 202,000 passengers arrived –Cruise Scotland’s membership includes 17 ports, two major ground handlers, and six associate members in the tourism sector.

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