Scottish Island Communities

Part of Scotland – in the House of Commons on 16th March 2022.

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Photo of Iain Stewart Iain Stewart The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

My hon. Friend raises an important point. It is of great concern to island communities that they cannot rely on ferry services, as has been the case for several years. I welcome the proposals in Transport Scotland’s strategic plan for the renewal and replacement of the Clyde and Hebrides ferry services and the northern isles ferry services, but its record thus far does not fill me with confidence that they will be delivered.