Decarbonisation of Transport (Rural Economy)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 15th March 2023.

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Photo of Jenny Gilruth Jenny Gilruth Scottish National Party

The member might be aware that the Deputy First Minister and I met Shetland Islands Council yesterday to discuss this very matter of the sustainability of Shetland’s interisland ferries. That work is on-going with the local authority. We absolutely need to focus on the decarbonisation of the fleet, which at the current time is, of course, the local authority’s responsibility.