Petition by Huw Francis on behalf of Stòras Uibhist calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to reintroduce a direct ferry service between Lochboisdale and Mallaig.

Number of signatures: 757
Date lodged: 29 July 2011


6 September 2011: The Committee took evidence from Huw Francis, Chief Executive, and Angus MacMillan, Chairman, Stòras Uibhist; Allan Henderson, Councillor for Highland Region, Provost of Lochaber, Highland Council and agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report of 6 September 2011 (501KB pdf)

15 November 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 15 November 2011

24 January 2012: The Committee agreed to refer the petition to the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee, under Rule 15.6.2, for further consideration of the issues raised in the petition as part of that Committee’s subject remit. Link to Official Report 24 January 2012 (318KB pdf)

22 February 2012: The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee considered petitions PE1192 and PE1394 and agreed to recommend to both petitioners that they raise their concerns as part of the consultation on the Scottish Ferry Services Draft Plan. On this basis, the Committee also agreed to close both petitions.  

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