“the new contract will also include the flexibility to allow timetabled freight and ferry services to be amended to better reflect changes in future demand.”
‘a deck stacked from the start’
Highland and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) is a public corporation wholly owned by the Scottish Ministers.
From 1st December 2018 to 18th of December 2019, there were 168 occasions when the land ambulance was unable to immediately attend a call because it was already deployed to another call out.
Gigaclear Ltd has mounted a legal challenge on the proposed awarding of the contract for the North.
“I have been growing increasingly concerned at the current level of land ambulance provision available on the Orkney mainland and linked south isles.”
” A recent report shows that the cost to people in Scotland of additional delivery charges is now £40 million—it has gone up 11% since we previously debated the issue.”
“This is a key development, and one which could make a huge difference.”
“Air ambulance cover remains crucially important for people in Orkney, particularly those living in the smaller isles.”
“This Government’s record in providing ferry services has been abysmal.”