Ports + Harbours

Highly specialised + highly respected


We are a highly respected name in the port and harbour sector, with a long track record of providing the highest level of consultancy services in this field. Our specialist team works with major ports, harbours, boatyards, marinas and sailing clubs. We also work with yacht charter businesses and firms involved in the Scottish coastal tourism market.

We add value every step of the way – whether it’s using our negotiating skills to get the best possible deal, or looking for opportunities to maximise the value of your assets through strategic enhancements.

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Everything we do is designed to add value. We’ll work closely with you to provide a bespoke solution to your specific needs. Our comprehensive range of services includes:

Building Surveying and Valuations

We provide full surveying and valuation services for land, property and businesses. We also provide business rent review services and can deliver lease renewals and re-gears.  We have valued a wide range of major ports and harbours for bank lending, internal accounting and acquisition purposes.

Buying and Selling

We are experts at buying and selling, letting and leasing commercial land. Our skilled agents work to secure the best possible terms for our clients.


We identify development and investment opportunities for those in the ports and harbours sector. We also provide detailed appraisals of viable options and advice on funding strategies and marketing.


We provide a comprehensive range of planning services and have a successful track record of securing planning permission. This work has included areas of foreshore and seabed for marine developments.

Property Management

We can provide a comprehensive range of property management services for port and harbour property. We take care of the fundamentals, minimise costs and help boost the value of built assets through strategic repairs and refurbishment.


We provide a full range of architectural and construction management services, including project monitoring, costs analysis and space planning.

Ports and Harbour Specialists

From valuing the assets of leading maritime companies to getting planning consent for major coastal developments we operate at the heart of the coastal business community.

Our skills and experience coupled with our extensive understanding of the marine market, allow us to provide sector-specific advice and knowledge. We understand how complex marine sector projects can be and we can provide the necessary support and advice to ensure that a project progresses successfully from start to finish.

We draw on the expertise of all our departments to provide a wide range of in-house expertise that augments our principle services. We also have well-developed links with a wide range of contractors, so we can act as a one-stop shop to make life easy for our clients.

Our network of offices covers the whole of Scotland’s coastline, including the West Coast and Highlands and Islands. Our local teams mean we can provide a fast, responsive service and a deep understanding of local markets and planning issues.

  • 40+ years’ experience
  • 94% success rate for obtaining planning consent
  • 21 Offices across the UK