Tag: Scottish Parliament

Scottish Government Commits to Working With Communities over HPMAs

statue of a fisherman in Storonoway harbour

“I have never known my constituency to be apparently so unanimously opposed to any single policy as this one in all my time serving as their MSP. That opposition is not only from those who are involved in the fishing industry—literally everyone locally who has spoken or written to me on the issue has expressed total opposition to the proposals as they stand.” Alasdair Allan SNP MSP, Na h- Eileanan an Iar

Transport Minister Gives Assurances on Ferry Provision to Orkney

The Pentlina ferry sailing off Hoxa Head

“We await detail from Pentland Ferries on the length of any outage. Transport Scotland met NorthLink over the weekend to discuss what increases in capacity may be needed on services to Orkney. We also await the outcome of any investigation and actions to prevent any reoccurrence, and we need those answers as soon as possible.” Kevin Stewart Transport Minister, Scottish Government