Harbour orders

Marina at Inverness harbour

A Harbour Empowerment or Revision Order is a piece of local legislation governing a port. It is made as a Scottish Statutory Instrument under the 1964 Harbours Act by Scottish Ministers. An order can create and empower Harbour Authorities to undertake works or vary their existing harbour powers. We publish Ministers’ decisions on applications.

How do I apply for a Harbour Order? 

Our guide for applicants and other interested parties provides details of the process and how to apply.