Lawyer appointed to Montrose Port Authority board

Hamish Watt
Hamish Watt

A prominent Angus lawyer has been appointed to the board of Montrose Port Authority (MPA).

Hamish Watt is expected to bring a wealth of experience to his new role on the board.

Mr Watt is well known in the legal circles in Angus, having set up his own successful legal private practice in Montrose in 1979.

His company, Watts Law, merged with Thorntons Law last year to create one of Scotland’s leading legal practices.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Watt said: “I’m delighted to be joining the board of MPA at an exciting time in its development and look forward to providing useful input that will enable the port to continue to grow.”

Nik Scott-Gray, chief executive of MPA, added: “Hamish brings much experience and knowledge to Montrose port and will play an important role as we pursue our development plans.”

The Port Authority is responsible for the development of the offshore supply base and has successfully combined both commercial and offshore operations giving greater flexibility to all its customers.

MPA and its port partners provide a wide range of services to shipping including 24 hour pilotage, bunkering, craneage, stevedoring and ships agencies.

Hamish’s appointment comes weeks after Peter Stuart was appointed to the board,