Stornoway Port Authority

UK Ports Association

British Ports Association (BPA)




Amity House,
Esplanade Quay
Isle of Lewis HS1 2XS

Tel: 01851 702688
Fax: 01851 705714
Website: Website:


Compulsory for vessels with Dangerous Goods in Bulk and Passenger Ships over 5000GT

Approx annual tonnage

Data to follow

Principal traffic

Vehicles/wheeled cargoes;
Dry bulks;
Hazardous cargoes;
Shellfish & Vivier Products


No. of Pontoon Berths: 70
No. of Moorings: 0
No. of Visitor Berths: 17
Maximum Length: 24m metres
Maximum Draught: 3.5m metres
Tidally Constrained: No


Lat: 58° 12’ W; Long: 06° 22’ W Island of Lewis. Largest port of the Western Isles, Scotland

Port contacts

Chief Executive: Ms A. Jane Maciver
Harbour Master: Captain Peter Read
Deputy Harbour Master: Mr Roy Maclean



Transport connections

Nearest airport: Stornoway Airport ( located 3.2 miles from Stornoway Port, 9 min drive)
Other connections: Ro-Ro Ferry service twice Daily to the Port of Ullapool

Commercial cargo handling facilities

Stevedoring provided by private operators
Mobile cranes:
Available locally, up to 50T SWL.
2 Ro-Ro Linkspans: max capacity 250T

Facilities & services

Shore Power
Fuel Berth
Gas Supplies
Petrol Available
Repair Facilities
Restaurant/Pub Onsite
Wi-Fi Available

About Stornoway

Stornoway is situated 30 miles off the north west coast of Scotland it is the main seaport of the Hebridean Island chain and provides a vital link to mainland Britain.
This lively bustling town has everything you would expect of a modern Commercial Port as well as including one of the leading slipway facilities on the West Coast and islands.
A pontoon facility with a total of 70 berths for vessels up to a maximum length of 24 metres, is situated at the north end of the Inner Harbour beyond the Lifeboat pontoon berth. The 70 berths are available 12 months of the year. Berths can be allocated to visiting vessels although there is a great demand for these berths during the summer months. In order to ascertain berth availability prior to arrival you should contact the Harbour Office during working hours, or the Duty Watchkeeper after hours and at weekends. In any event, visiting boats should give one hour’s notice to the Harbour Watchroom on Channel 12 VHF.

With brand new facilities for 2014 there is fresh water readily available on the pontoons, along with shore power and Wi-Fi.

On arrival at the pontoon berth, you should report to the Harbour Office or adjacent Watchroom to confirm vessel details, length of stay and make the relevant payment. All major credit cards are acceptable. At this point you will be issued with a card to permit access to the pontoons. This card should be returned to the Office or dropped in the box by pontoon gates prior to departure.

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Data is provided for informational reasons only and is not related by any means to the safety of navigation.

TIDE TIMES AND HEIGHT Click here to view the tide times and heights for today

Tide Times & Heights for Stornoway on 4th April 2020
04:45 - High Tide ( 3.89m )
11:22 - Low Tide ( 1.52m )
17:24 - High Tide ( 3.99m )
23:36 - Low Tide ( 1.58m )

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