After British Freeports come rail connected Scottish Green Freeports
The mouthful of “Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport”, and the rather easier on the ear “Forth Green Freeport” have been jointly selected by the Scottish and UK governments to become Scotland’s first green freeports. The concept offers similar tax and trading benefits as do the freeports recently established in England, but make greater emphasis and requirements for businesses operating within the green freeports to adopt certain environmental and socially responsible protocols. Worth noting is the Scottish government’s stringent decarbonisation programme, and that both locations are served by existing or dormant rail freight infrastructure.
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