“solutions urgently need to be found to ensure that these lifeline services are fit for purpose.”
From Sunday 1 September, books of 10, 20 or 50 vouchers can be used for up to 500 days from the date of purchase.
“We have always been clear that we want to complete the vessels, secure jobs and give the yard a future.”
The Programme Review Board is established to see the completion of the two CMAL ferries which were to serve west coast islands routes
“Public control will provide much-needed continuity of employment”
“It would provide equitable, fair fares on our internal routes, would benefit the whole Orkney economy, and is achievable almost immediately.”
The 8 year contract is estimated to be worth around £370m.
“We expect the service to be fully funded by the Government – a precedent set 12 months ago when full funding was awarded for the first time after years of campaigning by the Council.”
Improvements to the marshalling and parking areas next to the Shapinsay Slip in Kirkwall is due to start next week.
“We are calling on the Government to take an honourable approach to fulfilling the will of the Scottish Parliament that we should receive fair and equitable funding for our inter-island ferry service.
The contract is estimated to be worth £370m and will run for eight years.