Eyemouth Harbour is a trust port, managed by a board of trustees which is made up of key figures from within our community. The purpose of the Trust is to maintain, preserve and improve Eyemouth harbour for the benefit of stakeholders and the local community; whilst creating an important socio-economic legacy for East Berwickshire.
What is a Trust Port? – read more here
Annual Report: The full annual report for the year ending 31st October 2020 is available by contacting the Harbour Office
Eyemouth Harbour Trust was formed in 1797 and is currently governed by 3 Acts of Parliament:
- The Eyemouth Harbour Order 1882 which repealed and replaced earlier Orders of 1797 and 1874. The 1882 Order set up the Trust in its present form and set out how it is to be run. This 1882 Act was passed by Parliament as a direct result of the great disaster of 1881. Many of the original details of the Order are now very antiquated e.g. All trustees must show that they have an income of £50 per year or own property valued at £100 or over and much of the 1882 Act was repealed with the making of the Eyemouth Harbour Revision Order 2021 – see below.
- The Eyemouth Harbour Order 1920, which gave the Trust the authority to levy rates for boats and cargo.
- The Eyemouth Harbour Revision Order 2021, effective March 2021, modernizes the Trust’s constitution in line with ‘Modern Trust Ports for Scotland Guide for Good Governance’ as issued by Scottish Ministers. The HRO 2021 is now the main Act which will govern EHT going forward although some articles from the earlier Acts remain extant and these are referenced in the 2021 Order. The full Harbour Revision Order 2021 can be found via the link below.
The Trust currently employs 4 full time members of staff: CEO, Harbour Master, Deputy Harbour Master, Harbour Maintenance Assistant and 6 part time members of staff: Office Manager, Marketing Executive, Coastal Community Development Officer (funded post), Administrator & Harbour Operations Assistant x 2.