Ferries provide a physical link between remote mainland and island communities and major population centres. Scotland’s ferries play a particularly important role in the social and economic life of the Western and Northern Isles and the island and peninsula communities on the River Clyde. This briefing looks at who provides these services and how they are funded. It examines how EU legislation has affected the provision of ferry services and provides up to date statistics on ferry usage.
Read SPICe Briefing: Ferry Services in Scotland (750KB pdf)
Published: 9 November 2007