Budget 2019-20 (Investment to support Clyde and Hebrides ferry services)



The Parliament is moving towards a 'full-year approach' to considering the Scottish Government's budget. This means an element of budget scrutiny will be built into all work conducted by the Committee. The Committee will also continue to carry out budget scrutiny into specific topics. Further detail of how the approach will operate in practice is set out in a letter of 22 May to the Convener from the Convener of the Finance and Constitution Committee.

At its meeting on 27 June 2018, the Committee agreed to focus its budget scrutiny on investment to support Clyde and Hebrides ferry services. 


The Committee launched a survey and call for views to get views on the level of investment by the Scottish Government in the Clyde and Hebrides ferry services, and the impact this has on the wider rural economy in areas served by these services.

The survey and call for views is now closed and submissions received after the closing date will not be considered.

We encourage everyone to fill in a short anonymous online survey to share your views.

The survey can be accessed here.

If you would like to submit detailed comments, please send a written submission.

Before making a submission, please read our privacy notice about submitting your views to a Committee. This tells you how we process your personal data.

Please use the template provided to format your submission. This includes the Data Protection Form. Fill this out and return it with your submission.

Please send your submission to rec.committee@parliament.scot

Read the submissions received

Pre-budget scrutiny session, 26 September 2018

Top L to R - Robbie Drummond - CalMac Ltd, David McGibbon - CalMac Ltd, Kevin Hobbs - CMAL, Jim Anderson - CMAL

Bottom L to R - Angus Campbell - CalMac Community Board, Ranald Robertson - HITRAN, Roy Pedersen, Rob McKinnon - Outer Hebrides Tourism


This letter contains a range of recommendations to the Scottish Government.

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