Transport Secretary Michael Matheson is facing demands to outline how he will resolve a dispute that has delayed the introduction of cheaper fares on ferries to Orkney.
Orkney MSP Liam McArthur
Fresh delays to the introduction of cheaper fares to travel on ferries to Orkney have sparked a furious backlash on the islands.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she is “delighted” to see almost £500,000 committed to ease pressure at tourist hot-spots on Skye and Orkney.
Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has vowed to keep up the pressure on Scottish ministers to ensure they deliver a long-term solution to fund “lifeline” ferries in the northern isles.
Aberdeen Airport was under fresh pressure last night to ensure its facilities are up to scratch for island passengers who have been attending hospital appointments.
A defeat at Holyrood has left the Scottish Government with “no choice” but to help save lifeline ferries in the northern isles, it was claimed last night.
The Scottish Government will be challenged this week to safeguard the future of lifeline ferry services in the northern isles.