“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.”
The awarding of the Northern Isles Ferry contract has been delayed again due to a legal challenge by CalMac Ferries Ltd.
“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.”
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The 8 year contract is estimated to be worth around £370m.
The contract, worth an estimated £370million, will run for eight years
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“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. “
“Unfortunately, not all the commercial operators have felt able to agree to our proposals. “