Programme for Government 2023-24 – Building of ferries

Commenting on the Programme for Government published yesterday, in relation to the building of ferries, Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, said:

“The First Minister advises that the Scottish Government will invest in ferry services to support our island communities and all those who rely on our ferry services, including continuing the construction of six major vessels.

“Two of these promised six major vessels, the Glen Sannox and the newly named Glen Rosa, have been rotting away in the Ferguson Marine yard since 2018 so I, and the Arran community who desperately await their arrival, would very much welcome their completion.

“Sadly there is nothing new in the statement for island communities. What is required is a ferry building programme for the future that would ensure that boats are replaced in time and we never face this fiasco again.”