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At the weekend, I spoke to constituents from the Isle of Barra, who had had only one ferry from the mainland in the previous 10 days, which meant that perishable essentials such as bread and milk were several days old on arrival, having travelled on a convoluted route via other islands. The islanders faced a similar situation last winter, due to a lack of resilience in the ferry fleet during...
7. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its latest ferries plan. (S5O-05023)
Will the Scottish Government give any more consideration to the idea that it might be more cost effective to replace some existing ferry routes with fixed links such as causeways, bridges or tunnels?
Scottish National Party MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election
Also represented Western Isles
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