The bidding process to apply to become one of Scotland’s two Green Freeports has closed, with five bids to become a Green Freeport received.
Bids have been received from:
- Clyde Green Freeport
- Aberdeen City & Peterhead Green Freeport
- Opportunity Inverness and Cromarty Firth
- Firth of Forth Green Freeport
- Orkney Green Freeport
Commenting on the bidding process and next steps, Economy Secretary Kate Forbes said:
“I’m pleased to see a range of bids come in from across the country to become a Green Freeport.
“We expect Green Freeports to promote regeneration in the areas selected, create high quality jobs and enhance our decarbonisation plans in the just transition to a net zero economy.
“We will now jointly assess and decide on the winning bids, following the rigorous process set out in the agreed joint prospectus in which each government has an equal say.
“Further details of the successful applicants will be set out in the coming months.”