Forth Ports Authority, operators of
Leith Docks, have announced plans to create an £80m cruise liner terminal
at the entrance to Leith Docks, just outside the docks on the western
This would enable the largest liners
in the world to dock at Leith.
It could take up to ten years
to build the terminal.
At present around 40 liners a year bring about
40,000 passengers a year to Leith. Forth Ports Authority believe that the
new cruise liner terminal could result in a doubling of this figure.
QM2 and other large liners have visited
Edinburgh in recent years, but have had to moor in the Firth of Forth and
ferry their passengers ashore.