from January islanders will be able to enjoy a 20% year round discount on cabin fares on Aberdeen-Kirkwall-Lerwick routes, and benefit from a three year fares freeze for passengers, non-commercial vehicles and cabins on those routes.
“We’re delighted that the Orkney and Shetland ferries will be the first in the country, and possibly the world, to have a Changing Places toilet.”
£670,000 of funding was secured for the project from the European Regional Development Fund in August last year
“Our ferry services are iconic transport links that play a vital role for our island economies, so it’s important that we secure the two freight ferries for the future.”
“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.”
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.
The contract, worth an estimated £370million, will run for eight years
James Stockan Sets Up Future Meetings with Scottish Government Ministers
Filmed in August 2018 – sailing past Hoy
“We want these passenger subsidies implemented as soon as possible but we need to be 100% sure that the scheme complies with state aid rules. “