Date lodged: 27 November 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-18605 by Michael Matheson on 12 September 2018, what options are open to address a situation where a port does not keep its own governance under review.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 6 December 2018
Ports are required by the Port Maritime Safety Code to keep their powers under review. The guidance in Modern Trust Ports for Scotland also encourages ports of all ownership structures to do the same. In the case of a trust port, this will include their constitution and governance.
Ultimately, if anyone felt that a port authority was not operating appropriately within its powers it would be for them to consider action through the courts.