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Question reference: S6W-00356

  • Asked by: Katy Clark, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 2 June 2021
  • Current status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 16 June 2021


To ask the Scottish Government when Transport Scotland first considered chartering the MV Pentalina for service on routes set out in the Clyde and Hebrides ferry services contract.


The chartering of the MV Pentalina was considered in late 2019 when it became surplus to Pentland Ferries requirements with the introduction of their new vessel. At that point however the proposed charter terms would not allow the vessel to be meaningfully deployed to support the network .