South Uist Ferry Cancellations

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 8 June 2023.

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Photo of Douglas Ross Douglas Ross Conservative

1. This week, a third of the population of South Uist turned out to protest against ferry cancellations. They are rightly furious that, this month, every ferry to the island has been scrapped. Reports today quote Christina Morrison, who runs the Croft & Cuan near Lochboisdale ferry terminal. She said:

“We don’t want compensation, we ‘need’ compensation”.

Jobs and businesses are on the line because of Scottish National Party failures, so will the First Minister’s Government compensate islanders for his mistakes?