CMAL is the Statutory Harbour Authority for 16 ports, harbours and slipways across the West of Scotland and the Clyde Estuary and owns the associated port infrastructure and properties at each of these locations. Additionally, CMAL owns and leases a number of properties at various locations associated with the delivery of Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services.
Our strategic priority is to maintain and develop the harbours, in order to promote and facilitate modern harbour and ferry operations in the Firth of Clyde and around the Hebrides.
As Statutory Harbour Authority, CMAL has a number of responsibilities and duties including:
- A duty of care to all port users
- An obligation to conserve and promote the safe use of the harbours
- Responsibility for efficiency, economy and safety of operation, in respect of the services and facilities provided
- A duty to take necessary action for the maintenance, operation and improvement of the harbours
For information on all CMAL owned ports click here.
Non-CMAL owned ports
The following ports are used by CMAL owned ferries but we are not the harbour authority for these ports. Please contact the harbour authority directly for any queries related to these locations.
Argyll and Bute Council
Mallaig Harbour Authority
Stornoway Harbour Authority
Tarbert Harbour Authority
Tarbert Loch Fyne
Ullapool Harbour Trustees
Western Isles Council