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Question reference: S6W-25613

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: 22 February 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 1 March 2024


To ask the Scottish Government, further to its commitment in the Islands Connectivity Plan to "provide free foot passenger travel on inter-island ferries for under 22-year-old island residents within the Outer Hebrides, Orkney, and Shetland Island groups", whether it will provide a more detailed timeline for the introduction of this policy.


Transport Scotland is currently undertaking a 12 week consultation with stakeholders – including communities and ferry operators – on this and other elements noted in the Islands Connectivity Plan. Timescales for implementation will be considered in due course following that engagement.