A petition to get the pods changed on Northlink for something people can actually sleep in has been started.
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.”
Serco Wins Contract & Ferry Fares to be Reduced
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.
MV Hjaltland and MV Hrossey now with fully equipped Changing Places toilets
“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.”
Northlink’s MV Hamnavoe To Be Supplied With ‘Green Energy’
£670,000 of funding was secured for the project from the European Regional Development Fund in August last year
Entire Northlink Fleet Under Scottish Government Ownership
“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.”
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.”
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.
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