James Stockan, Leader of Orkney Islands Council is delighted that Orkney is to be a test bed for 5G.
“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.”
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.
Gigaclear Ltd has mounted a legal challenge on the proposed awarding of the contract for the North.
The awarding of the Northern Isles Ferry contract has been delayed again due to a legal challenge by CalMac Ferries Ltd.
“This Government’s record in providing ferry services has been abysmal.”
“It’s important to stress that will have no impact on the Scottish Government’s commitments around reduced cabin fares and the three year freeze on islander fares.”
“The Scottish Government has committed £579 million, or 96.5%, to the total cost of the programme, even though broadband is a UK Government responsibility.”
On Tuesday, 8th of October, the National Islands Plan was introduced in the Scottish Parliament.
“Serco’s industrial relations record is abysmal”