James Stockan wishes to see full funding for Orkney’s inter-island ferries to be included when the Scottish Government publishes its Budget later this week.
to ‘identify and address current and future challenges and opportunities in the procurement of new vessels to support Scotland’s ferries network.’
“The greater the burden placed on the Council to keep the ferries running, the greater the risk of severe cuts to other vital services our community depends upon.”
The awarding of the Northern Isles Ferry contract has been delayed again due to a legal challenge by CalMac Ferries Ltd.
The MV Shapinsay will provide ferry services to and from Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre from Monday 25 November.
“This Government’s record in providing ferry services has been abysmal.”
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“Serco’s industrial relations record is abysmal”
“I’m astonished that the Scottish Government has decided to maintain its relationship with such a disreputable company”
“solutions urgently need to be found to ensure that these lifeline services are fit for purpose.”