Where's final report on ferries' future?

Published: 22 Aug 2012 09:302 comments

The argument about whether ferry services between Largs and Cumbrae and Wemyss Bay and Rothesay will be detached from Cal-Mac continues in the local paper.

A local councillor has claimed there is no certainty about ferry services in Largs and Wemyss Bay not being privatised.

In a statement to the Largs & Millport News Labour Councillor Alex Gallagher has called upon the Scottish Government to publish their final report on the future of lifeline services to the islands.

Rejecting a letter from SNP MSP Kenneth Gibson that ferries would not be privatised Mr Gallagher pointed to a story in the Largs paper which reported that the Scottish Government would meet trade unions over the controversy.

Full letter and page of views in the Largs News of August 22.

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  • villager
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    Aug 23, 11:11
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    One only has to look at the mess the Gourock Dunoon route has become to see where privatisation of these core ferry services would lead.

    Leave Cal Mac to get on with providing the very good service that we all benefit from.

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  • Crofter
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    Aug 23, 15:05
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    If someone cares to read the recent article in the West Highland Free Press it expilcitly details the existing Ferry routes that will be considered for privatisation. This includes the Largs to Cumbrae service.

    There are no easy solutions and I agree that in some cases privatisation has resulted in a lower quality of service, however the current Cal-Mac set up is costing us, the tax payer, a lot of money and maybe the time has come to restructure the services.

    The annual financial reports are available on the Cal-Mac website.

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