IT IS NOT JUST FERRIES, IT’S ROADS AS WELL IN THIRD WORLD SCOTLAND.

A guest post from Willie Hutchison. Quite frankly it is not just the abysmal ferry services provided by Calmac that under serves our communities and undermines their economies and social cohesion.  Todays reports of basic food stuffs such as bread and milk having to be rationed on the Western Isles due to lifeline ferry serviceContinue reading “IT IS NOT JUST FERRIES, IT’S ROADS AS WELL IN THIRD WORLD SCOTLAND.”

A GOOD FERRY SERVICE CAN TRANSFORM ISLAND ECONOMIES.

Earlier this year, the Kelsian Group (formerly Sealink) signed a contract with ferry design group Sea Transport for 2 new 60m ropax cat ferries for Kangaroo Island in South Australia Interestingly,40 years ago, Sea Transport’s Stuart Ballantyne did a feasibility study of a new ferry to KI. As a result of this study,  Sealink’s firstContinue reading “A GOOD FERRY SERVICE CAN TRANSFORM ISLAND ECONOMIES.”

KENNY SEEKS ANSWERS ON FERRIES

EMBARGO: Monday 2 May 2022, 00:01 hrs MACASKILL CALLS ON STURGEON TO “COME CLEAN” OVER FERRIES CONTRACT “SCOTTISH PUBLIC DESERVE ANSWERS TO KEY QUESTIONS” The former Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill MP has today (MONDAY) written to the First MinisterNicola Sturgeon MSP demanding that she “come clean” and  provide “straight answers” to the questions about the contract signed by Scottish MinistersContinue reading “KENNY SEEKS ANSWERS ON FERRIES”

HOW TO END THE MADNESS

AS THE FERRY FIASCO CONTINUES A REMINDER OF A POST FROM LAST YEAR. SO PLEASE DON’T TELL ME NOBODY SAW THIS COMING! A guest post from Professor Alf Baird. WHY SCOTLAND’S FERRY SYSTEM IS FAILING AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO FIX IT It might come as a shock to learn that one of the world’s mostContinue reading “HOW TO END THE MADNESS”

AT LEAST THE ALBA MP’s ARE ON THE CASE.

For Immediate Release: Wednesday 12 January 2022 HANVEY SECURES MEETING WITH MINISTER TO DISCUSS DIRECT FERRY LINKS TO EUROPE SCOTTISH AND UK GOVERNMENTS MUST STEP UP SAYS MACASKILL ALBA Westminster Leader Neale Hanvey MP has today (Wednesday) secured a meeting with the Scotland Office Minister Iain Stewart MP during the Westminster Hall Debate this morning on direct ferry linksContinue reading “AT LEAST THE ALBA MP’s ARE ON THE CASE.”

HOW TO END THE MADNESS

A guest post from Professor Alf Baird. WHY SCOTLAND’S FERRY SYSTEM IS FAILING AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO FIX IT It might come as a shock to learn that one of the world’s most successful ferry designers happens to be a Scotsman, yet his repeated offers to build and invest in ferries in Scotland have been rejected by the Scottish Government and its hapless ferry agencies CMAL and CalMac. Dr. StuartContinue reading “HOW TO END THE MADNESS”