Scotland’s largest independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisers joins the dynamic partnership of private, public and academic sector organisations including the Port of Cromarty Firth, Global Energy Group, Inverness Harbour Trust, The University of the Highlands and Islands, and The Highland Council on the Opportunity Cromarty Firth steering group.
Their ambition is to establish the Cromarty Firth as one of the UK Government’s planned ten freeports, following the Scottish Government’s backing of the initiative and providing Scottish ports with the opportunity to achieve ‘Green Port’ status, focusing on attracting international investment, regeneration, innovation, fair work, sustainable and net-zero priorities.
If successful it is anticipated that a Cromarty Firth green port would stimulate further economic activity and attract inward investment in innovative renewable energy technologies, equipping local people and businesses with skills and technologies to bring transformational regeneration to the Highlands with benefits across the country.
Having grown from their beginnings in Moray, Johnston Carmichael has developed into one of Scotland’s leading accountancy and professional services firms. They are PKF International members, a global network of legally independent accountancy businesses, with members covering over 150 countries. With offices based throughout Scotland and within the Highlands, in Inverness and Elgin, Johnston Carmichael is synonymous with the region.