Opportunity Cromarty Firth is a partnership of organisations exploring the opportunity for the Cromarty Firth to become a ‘Free Trade Zone’.
Partners of the project include the Port of Cromarty Firth and Global Energy Group, as well as other regional businesses, academia and the public sector.
The primary objective of Opportunity Cromarty Firth is to maximise the local benefits from a pipeline of renewable energy projects which will create business opportunities and employment, attract inward investment, research and development, and position the Highlands at the heart of the country’s commitment to becoming a net-zero economy.
The creation of ’Free Trade Zones’, also referred to as a ‘Free Ports’, is part of the UK Government’s post-Brexit economic growth strategy. Plans are in place to create up to 10 Free Ports across the UK which will have unique operational, regulatory and customs rules.