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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 Liam McArthur Liam McArthur Liberal Democrat

I thank those who were involved in facilitating the consultation and the plan, but the leader of Orkney Islands Council has criticised it for having no commitments and being without any real substance. Will the minister reassure my constituents that, in relation to our lifeline transport links, the Government is ready to deliver the new vessels and the sustainable funding that are required for Orkney’s internal services as well as the additional freight capacity that is needed on the northern isles routes?