Bidding opens for Scottish green free ports

Applicants will have to demonstrate how the projects will advance Scotland’s net zero aims

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Bidding has opened for two green free ports in Scotland.

The UK and Scottish governments are collaborating on the projects, welcoming proposals for the next 12 weeks on the ports from consortiums.

Applicants are being asked to show how the free ports will support Scotland’s transition to net zero, bring new investment to the area and support equality and diversity.

Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, said: “We have worked closely with the Scottish Government to ensure that Green Freeports support their transition to the net zero economy and help to regenerate local areas.

“I am excited to see the innovative proposals come forward, and these Green Freeports built so they can start to deliver for the people of Scotland.”