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National Islands Plan

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Kenneth Gibson Kenneth Gibson Scottish National Party

Having a workable islands plan is important, but it is critical that islanders can access the mainland and that visitors can visit our islands. We are currently in an extraordinary situation in which both Ardrossan linkspans and the Gourock linkspan are out of service and vessels are struggling to tie up at Troon, which is causing havoc with the Arran ferry service. How has that shocking state of affairs arisen and when will it be resolved?