Lying in a bight of Mainland East of the Point of the Pund (60°08.0'N, 1°18.3'W). The harbour is normally open in all weathers but movements are at the discretion of the Harbour Master and may be delayed if conditions are unsuitable.
Scalloway Harbour Office
Scalloway Harbour Office is manned at the following times:
|Monday to Friday||0700||to||1800|
|Saturday and Sunday||0900||to||1200|
A call out system is operated out-with these hours.
Approach Channel Depths
The minimum depth of water in the approach channel between the buoys in the vicinity of Port Arthur is 8.7 metres below chart datum.
|Berth||Minimum Depth||Berth Length|
|West Face, Commercial Quay||7.0m||120m|
|South Face, Commercial Quay||6.5m||120m|
|South East Face, Commercial Quay||6.5m||133m|
|East Jetty, North||4.6m||100m|
|East Jetty, South||4.9m||130m|
|West Pier, inside||5.4m||60m|
|West Pier, outside (Out of Use)|
|West Quay (Low level quay)||3.5m||85m|
|West Quay Bunker Pontoon||2.6m||15m|
Under Keel Clearance
A minimum under keel clearance of 0.5 metres should be maintained at all times when manoeuvring within the harbour area.
The Council has directed that pilotage shall be compulsory for vessels carrying passengers1 or notifiable dangerous substances2.
Duties of Pilots are given in the Scalloway Harbour Area, General Direction & Pilotage Direction as amended.
No Pilot shall be released from a pilotage duty until given permission to do so by the Master of the ship being piloted.
1 “vessels carrying passengers” refers to vessels carrying “fare paying” passengers (i.e. Ferries and Cruise Ships with the exception of vessels owned by the Shetland Islands Council).
2 “Notifiable dangerous substances” as stated in the Dangerous Goods in Harbour Areas Regulations 2016 as amended.
For all Shetland Islands Council Harbour Dues information see
Table of Dues
Local Notices to Mariners