A Modern and Sustainable Ferry Service for Scotland

The Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee at the Scottish Parliament has launched an inquiry into A modern and sustainable ferry service for Scotland.

The inquiry aims to seek out how best to secure a ferry service that is future-proofed, compatible with Scotland’s net zero goals and will meet the needs of all service users, having regard in particular to the long-term sustainability of island communities.

The inquiry will also consider:

·        What island residents, businesses, and other ferry users need from Scottish Government-supported ferry services; 

·        The institutional and funding arrangements that would meet the needs of current and future ferry users; and 

·        What vessel size, type, deployment and crewing arrangements would best satisfy the needs identified.  

As part of this inquiry, a call for views has been launched which you can respond to here. The closing date is 26 August.

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