Skye Bridge

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 19th February 2007.

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Photo of Carolyn Leckie Carolyn Leckie SSP

Question S2W-31693

To ask the Scottish Executive why over £60 million has been paid to Skye Bridge Ltd when the agreed costs to be collected by the concessionaire as announced on the statutory identification statement were to be “£23.64 million at July 1990 prices”.

Photo of Tavish Scott Tavish Scott Liberal Democrat

The contractually agreed costs to be recovered by the concessionaire were expressed in 1991 prices discounted at six per cent a year to 1991 base year. The amounts received by Skye Bridge Limited include more than £33 million in toll revenues and compensation payments, and £26.75 million to end the tolling concession. Both these figures are stated in cash terms.

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