Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport (ICFGF) has opened headquarters in the Highland capital.
The offices, at the city’s Green House business centre, will be the focal point for the company’s activities as detailed plans for the new Green Freeport continue to be developed.
The ICFGF team is currently finalising an outline business case, which is due to be submitted to the Scottish and UK governments in the coming weeks.
ICFGF was established as a company earlier this year, following the announcement by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in January that Inverness and the Cromarty Firth would be the location of one of two Green Freeports in Scotland.
Calum MacPherson, Chief Executive of ICFGF, said: “Setting up a head office is another important step as we work towards the establishment of the Green Freeport.
“While our offices at the Green House are now the focal point of our activities, a great deal of work is being carried out by the companies and organisations across the area that are involved in delivering this transformational project.
“We are continuing to make steady progress, with everyone involved fully focussed on the lasting benefits it can bring to the economy of the Highlands and Scotland.”
ICFGF is backed by the Port of Cromarty Firth, Global Energy Group, Port of Inverness and Ardersier Port owners, Haventus, alongside The Highland Council, UHI and more than 30 regional, national and international businesses, public sector organisations and academic bodies.