Lochinver harbour

Lochinver harbour

The port of Lochinver lies approximately 40 miles south of Cape Wrath on Scotland’s rugged North West Coast. Lochinver harbour is a landing point for both the UK whitefish fleet and for vessels from other various European countries. The proximity to all West of Scotland, Rockall and North Atlantic fishing grounds, enhance commercial activity by saving steaming time, providing additional fishing time and reducing turnaround time.

Harbour details


Latitude 58° 09’ N
Longitude 05° 15’ W

Address - Lochinver Harbour, Lochinver IV27 4JP

Harbour area

All waters below the level of MHWS forming the approaches to Lochinver Bay, B’agh an t Strathain and Lady Constance Bay with the boundary commencing at:

  • The Westernmost point on the East side of Loch Bad nam Ban – Latitude 58° 08.291’N, Longitude 05° 16.322’ W; thence in a NNW’ly direction for a distance of 130 metres to:
  • The Westernmost point of Sgeir Bhuidhe – Latitude 58° 08.355’N, Longitude 05° 16.635’ W; on the level of MHWS
  • Rubha nam Fad, Latitude 58° 08.924’ N, Longitude 05° 16.635’ W; on the level of MHWS

Lochinver chart was reproduced with the kind permission of the UKHO.


  • 1 x 4 tonne telehandler
  • 1 X 2 tonne forklift truck
  • 1 X harbour workboat
  • 2,400m2 indoor fish market
  • 20 tonne per day ice plant production with 30 tonnes of silo storage. The provision of this ice plant was joint funded by the Scottish Government under the EMFF grant programme and the Highland Council.
  • 1750m3 of fuel oil storage, with multiple fuel point delivery at up to 350 litres/min

A 25T boat lift is now available. The boat lift was supplied by Sublift AB of Sweden and was joint funded by the Highland Council and LEADER.

Waste oil and garbage reception by prior arrangement with the Harbour Master.


Minimum depth is 5.5m, and 110m length overall is the maximum length.

No tugs are available.

Pontoons are available for visiting leisure craft. The existing pontoon development originally installed in the 90's and extended in 2010 has been further extended in 2013 to accommodate the growing number of visiting yachts and other pleasure craft. The extension was gratefully joint funded by Highland Council Harbours and the Highland Council LEADER programme.

Water and electricity are available at the pontoon

Safe anchorage

In an emergency, temporary anchorage can be obtained to the east of Glas Leac in 10m water depth. Generally, anchoring is not recommended within Loch Inver due to its exposure to the prevailing wind.

Please note that information on this website is not to be used for navigational purposes. Harbour Masters should always be contacted prior to vessels approaching the harbour.

Types of vessel

  • Fishing vessels
  • Fuel oil tankers
  • RNLI
  • Customs cutters
  • Fishery protection vessels
  • Leisure

Harbour personnel

Mark Kelly, Harbour Master

Assistant Harbour Masters

  • Scott Mackenzie

  • James MacAskill

  • Kenny Matheson

Linda Morrison, Clerical Assistant

David Seddon, Harbours Manager

Joseph Mackay; Marine Superintendent

For all other enquiries please contact us by email harbours@highland.gov.uk