The Port of Cromarty Firth has appointed Allison McGuire, as the new cruise manager.
The port has experienced another record-breaking year of cruise calls, it claimed in a statement.
McGuire, who recently moved to Inverness, brings with her two decades of experience in the cruise industry, having worked for Saga Cruises in the UK and Oceania Cruises in Florida.
Having welcomed 45% more cruise passengers in 2017, generating £14 mill for the Highland economy, McGuire will try to build on the success of outgoing Cruise Manager, Capt Iain Dunderdale.
“I have a very large pair of shoes to fill, as Capt Dunderdale is a legend within the cruising world and he has built Invergordon up to be the busiest cruise destination in the country. I want to carry on Capt Dunderdale’s legacy and can’t wait to work with the great team at the port,” said McGuire.
Bob Buskie, Port of Cromarty Firth CEO, said: ”We are all delighted to welcome Allison to the team. She has such vast experience in the industry and was the ideal candidate to replace Capt Dunderdale. The cruise sector plays a vital role for businesses and tourist attractions throughout the Highlands and Allison will continue our mission to create further jobs and boost tourism to our communities.”