““I continue to have serious concerns about handing the contract for this lifeline service to a multinational outsourcing company with a dismal industrial relations record.”
Serco Awarded Northern Isles Contract
The contract for the Northern Isles Ferry Services was awarded to Serco Limited on 22 April 2020.
“Ferries will be for those who live on our islands” : #COVID-19 #Coronavirus Update
“Today we have also had to call on military help to transport a patient from one of Scotland’s islands to the mainland for treatment.”
Letters: Replacing our Ageing Ferries
Letters: “Our fleet of internal ferries is now so old and unfit they would be illegal in many parts of the world.”
OIC Council Leader’s Reaction on Funding for Internal Ferries:“frustrating and disappointing”
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.
Scotland’s Ferries: Share Your Views
to ‘identify and address current and future challenges and opportunities in the procurement of new vessels to support Scotland’s ferries network.’
Orkney Council Leader Accuses Scottish Government of ‘blatant discrimination’
“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.”
Labour Accuse the Scottish Government of Presiding over a ‘Ferry Fiasco’ to the Northern Isles
The awarding of the Northern Isles Ferry contract has been delayed again due to a legal challenge by CalMac Ferries Ltd.
Ferry Update for Rousay Egilsay and Wyre
The MV Shapinsay will provide ferry services to and from Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre from Monday 25 November.
Ferry Focus in the Scottish Parliament
“This Government’s record in providing ferry services has been abysmal.”