Category: News

Transport Minister Gives Assurances on Ferry Provision to Orkney

The Pentlina ferry sailing off Hoxa Head

“We await detail from Pentland Ferries on the length of any outage. Transport Scotland met NorthLink over the weekend to discuss what increases in capacity may be needed on services to Orkney. We also await the outcome of any investigation and actions to prevent any reoccurrence, and we need those answers as soon as possible.” Kevin Stewart Transport Minister, Scottish Government

Providing Housing For Key Workers

Head and shoulders picture of Paul McLennan

“Good quality affordable housing is essential to attract and retain people in rural communities, particularly in areas where key workers are needed. That’s why we are making up to £25 million available in a dedicated fund to make affordable homes for key workers, such as those working in the public sector and emergency services.” Paul McLennan Scottish Housing MInister