Northern Isles ferries berthing fees 2021-23: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

How much Transport Scotland paid in berthing fees for the Northern Isles ferry service vessels in the the calendar years 2021, 2022 and 2023 to date, broken down into each port (Lerwick, Kirkwall, Scrabster, Stromness and Aberdeen).


A copy of some of the information you requested is given here in the format you asked for. You may wish to contact Serco NorthLink Ferries who may be able to help you.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because The Scottish Government does not yet have the cost of berthing fees paid for calendar years 2022 and 2023. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. Berthing fees for 2021 are shown below:

2021 Total
Scrabster £1,169,833
Stromness £306,891
Aberdeen £2,009,232
Kirkwall £743,007
Lerwick £1,387,105

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