The owners of one of Scotland’s largest deep water ports have played host last week (Wednesday 7 June) to a group of international investment experts during a Department for International Trade (DIT) visit to Scotland.

The delegation received an overview of the facilities and commercial development potential at Hunterston Port and Resource Centre (PARC) in North Ayrshire, which is owned and operated by Peel Ports.

The presentation was given at Peel Ports Group’s Scottish HQ at Robertson Street in Glasgow.

The aim of the visit was to equip DIT’s capital investment specialists with more knowledge about business opportunities in Scotland, strengthening the advice they provide to potential investors from the Americas, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe.

Organised by DIT in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, the visit is part of a broader goal to attract overseas financial investment into infrastructure, real estate and venture capital projects across Scotland.

The meeting with Peel Ports was part of a two day visit to Scotland by DIT international investment staff in partnership with SDI looking at opportunities to support investment in Scotland. The UK government will continue to work in partnership with SDI to bring forward investment propositions.

Located on the Firth of Clyde, Hunterston Port and Resource Centre is a multi-modal centre for exporting, importing, processing and distributing a wide range of resources that support economic growth in Scotland, the UK and Europe.

The port estate combines a deep water facility, rail and motorway connections and 800 acres of development land, making it one of Scotland’s key economic hubs.

Douglas K. Coleman, programme director at Peel Ports said: “Our ambition is to see manufacturers, power generators, recyclers, importers and exporters come together at Hunterston PARC to create a model for industrial cooperation and innovation. This visit is an excellent chance for us to showcase the outstanding facilities and opportunities we have here, demonstrating that PARC is the West of Scotland’s natural choice for handling and processing resources.”