About Us

Function and mission

The Scottish Maritime Cluster brings together Scotland’s world-class shipping, ports, shipbuilding, equipment and maritime service enterprises to drive economic growth in the global maritime market. We do this through building cooperation among our globally recognised experts, promoting the sector and influencing economic policy makers.

Our Team

SMC is led by a six-strong team of directors, with Douglas Lang, managing director at Anglo-Eastern UK taking on the role of chair, supported by Kevin Hobbs, chief executive at Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd; Patrick Carnie, strategy director, energy & marine technology at Babcock International; Colin McMurray, managing director at Clyde Marine Training; Neil Amner, director at Anderson Strathern and Paul Little, Principal & CEO at City of Glasgow College.

Our Focus

The leadership team has identified five key strategic areas as their focus: commercial shipping, naval / military contracts, maritime business support services, maritime legislation and education and training.

Our Members

40+ organisations, including ship builders, ship management companies, naval architects and designers, maritime engineers, offshore energy providers and universities and other education and training institutions.

Further Information

For more information on the cluster, it’s aims and how to get involved, please contact us at:

  • tshek@angloeastern.com
  •  +44 (0) 141 271 4516