Watch: Unique time-lapse video shows ship leaving Port of Leith

Unique footage has been released which shows the route a ship must navigate as it departs from Leith.

Sunday, 26th September 2021, 11:20 am

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A time-lapse video shared by the Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB) makes for fascinating viewing as the NLV Pole Star makes its way through the port.

The vessel is a lighthouse tender run by the NLB, the body responsible for the operation of lighthouses and marine navigation aids around the coasts of Scotland and the Isle of Man.

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The NLV Pole Star left Forth Ports Leith on Saturday morning. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Pole Star was completed in 2000 by Ferguson Shipbuilders on the River Clyde.

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The NLB published the footage on Facebook and wrote: “Our vessel Pole Star departing Leith at 7am yesterday.

“Thank you to 2nd Officer Murdo for this great time-lapse video.”

It was announced in July that the NLB had embarked on a project to replace the NLV Pole Star after more than two decades in service.

The ship is nearing the end of a career, with a new-build target in-service date of September 2024.

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