Hunterston was originally constructed as an iron ore terminal and was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in 1979. Hunterston was, for many years, used for the bulk import of coal. The site has lain dormant since its closure in 2016, which resulted in the loss of 120 jobs.

Since then, Peel Ports Group has been working with public and private sector partners across the region to define  viable and productive future for the site, one which will attract substantial investment, deliver sustainable economic growth and support major job creation in  North Ayrshire and across Scotland.

As with any significant industrial development, it is important  that local residents  fully understand the economic, infrastructure  and environmental aspects of our plans. This website will play an important, ongoing role in providing local people and others with information on our plans, the  development’s progress and the key milestones in the journey towards bringing Hunterston back to productive, economic use.

We welcome feedback and questions and will answer as many as possible via this website, ensuring all stakeholders are kept informed of this journey of transformation.

To download the Hunterston Master Plan 2019 click HERE.

To complete the 2019 Master Plan consultation survey click HERE.