A NORTH-EAST fishing port could be left a “ghost town” if the Channel Tunnel crisis is not ended.
Scottish Seafood Association chiefs fear for the future of the industry in Fraserburgh as firms continued to battle to deliver orders to continental customers. The Calais to Dover crossing is the main route for their deliveries to Europe.
The town is already reeling from the loss of hundreds of jobs at the Young’s factory in Watermill Road.
But seafood association chairman Will Clark said the looming redundancies there would be “small fry” compared with the potentially devastating impact on the wider industry of the Calais chaos.
Mr Clark said: “If action isn’t taken soon, the area could see huge losses in custom, which will turn the harbour into a series of empty garages.
“Excuse the pun, but what is happening at Young’s will look like small fry if something isn’t done.”
Earlier this week, the Scottish Government welcomed the UK Government’s plans to trial a “quick-to-market” route for trade vehicles caught in the delays.