The Port of Cromarty Firth (PCF) is looking for a successor to the man who has been instrumental in turning Invergordon into Scotland’s busiest cruise ship destination.
The trust port yesterday confirmed its cruise manager, Captain Iain Dunderdale, is retiring at the end of the current liner season, which will see new records set for liner and passenger passenger visits to the town.
An advertisement for the post has been placed on the port’s website.
PCF general manager Calum Slater said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual wanting to join a dynamic port and play a part in a growing global industry that generates millions of pounds for the Highland economy.
“The successful candidate will have the chance to meet people from all over the world and develop a tourism sector that makes a huge difference to businesses right across our region. It’s an exciting time to join the team.”
Capt Dunderdale started at the Easter Ross port in 9181 as assistant harbour master. After spells as base manager and deputy harbour master, he became involved in efforts to attract cruise liners to the area in 1990.
Mr Slater added: “Iain Dunderdale has done an incredible job building the industry up from a single cruise visit in 1989 to 91 visits this year. He is handing over a busy schedule and a solid network of contacts.
“The Port’s plan is to develop a £35 million new quayside and passenger reception facilities, to welcome the growing number of cruise passengers to the Highlands. The ideal candidate will play a pivotal role in taking our cruise business to that next level.”
The closing date for applications for the post, which offers a “competitive remuneration package” is April 21.