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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-03826
Asked by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 19 October 2021 Registered interest

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the number of jobs that will be supported by the Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) contract for two new ferries for the Isle of Islay.

Current status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 16 November 2021


Answer

The responses to the invitation to tender (ITT) for the two new ferries are expected in December 2021. The responses to the ITT will be evaluated with the preferred bidder identified by February 2022, numbers of jobs that will be supported can be advised when the preferred bidder and the programme is finalised. The investment in these vessels does of course support the communities served by the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Service and the jobs associated with the economies on these islands.