Date lodged: 21 February 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with Forth Ports regarding the use of the Port of Grangemouth in the event of a no deal Brexit.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 5 March 2019
The Scottish Government has had regular and ongoing discussions with Forth Ports on the available capacity at Grangemouth. This has included the ability to ensure additional priority goods can move through the port should this be required to mitigate any impacts of a No-Deal Brexit i.e. if the UK Government causes the UK to leave the EU without seeing an agreed trade deal with the EU 27 to ensure ongoing access to the single market and all markets with which the EU has negotiated preferential terms or membership of the Customs Union.