Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 22nd December 2020.

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Photo of Kenneth Gibson Kenneth Gibson Scottish National Party

Given that no ferries will run on Christmas day, will islanders and their loved ones on the mainland be allowed to visit one another from Christmas eve to boxing day

? Only a very small minority of people will travel, so the risk must be tiny. It is surely unfair that that minority of islanders and their families will be denied the same opportunity as everyone else is getting to spend Christmas day together. A number of my island constituents, as well as a number of my mainland constituents, have expressed their dismay in the event that they are unable to do so.