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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-35362

Date lodged: 19 February 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what the economic impact has been of disruption and cancellations on the Arran ferry route since 2016.

Current status: Answered by Paul Wheelhouse on 11 March 2021


Answer

The Scottish Government recognises the importance of the provision of safe and reliable lifeline ferry services for the economy of Arran. Transport Scotland has not undertaken what the economic impact has been of disruption and cancellations on the Arran ferry route.

North Ayrshire Council has commissioned economic impact analysis of the value of the ferry route to the community on Arran, shared with the Ardrossan Taskforce, and this analysis demonstrates the high value of services to Arran and reinforces the importance of the redevelopment of Peel Ports owned assets at Ardrossan, the redevelopment of Brodick terminal undertaken by CMAL and investment in the MV Glen Sannox (Hull 801) which we anticipate will be delivered to CalMac Spring 2022.