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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-00357
Asked by: Katy Clark, West Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 2 June 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what its assessment is of the impact of the Ferries Plan 2013-22 on the resilience of publicly subsidised ferry services.

Current status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 9 June 2021


Answer

The Ferries Plan (2013-2022) published in 2012, following a 4-year review, set out the Scottish Government’s strategic approach for the provision and support of ferry services to 2022. It has led to increased frequencies and capacities on numerous routes, reduced fares and introduced new services. The Scottish Government has not specifically assessed the impact of these measures on resilience and intends to produce a progress report on the implementation and outcomes of the Ferries Plan as part of its work on the Islands Connectivity Plan.