Improvements to the marshalling and parking areas next to the Shapinsay Slip in Kirkwall is due to start next week.
Funding Crisis: £6.8 Million Needed To Run Orkney’s Inter Island Ferries
“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.
Orkney & Shetland Ferries Contract Up For Tender to 3 Bidders
The contract is estimated to be worth £370m and will run for eight years.
Improving the Accessibility of Ferry Travel to Orkney and Shetland
“The improvements made through previous awards have been a great success, so it’s very encouraging that more organisations have seen the potential to make positive changes and brought forward some excellent proposals.”
OIC to Press For More Funding in Budget for Internal Ferries
“Similar funding was secured in January for the current financial year after considerable lobbying by the Council – a major breakthrough for us.”
Ferry Upgrades but no Resolution to Fare Reduction
The M.V Hjaltland and the M.V Hrossey are both to see an increase in 66 new sleeping pods as part of a £2million Scottish Government funded refit.
A Very Busy Year for Orkney’s Marine Services
” In the past three years, over £11,400,000 has been transferred from operating surpluses into the Council’s reserves”
Northern Isles Ferries Procurement – All Routes to be Tendered as One Single Bundle
The contract, worth an estimated £370million, will run for eight years
“We’re facing significant challenges in our internal and external ferry services”
James Stockan Sets Up Future Meetings with Scottish Government Ministers
Legal Questions Delay RET for Orkney
“it would be inappropriate for any MSP to break rules on this matter or to breach any process that needs to be followed in order to achieve it.”