Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has written to the Minister for Transport demanding an action plan explaining how the SNP Government will make good on its promises to tackle the ongoing ferry crisis.
The Scottish Conservative MSP said: “Despite all the recent reports of ‘constructive’ talks between local SNP politicians and ministers about the ferry fiasco, we still have no firm plan or commitments."
“This simply is not good enough. The SNP have run Scotland’s ferry network for the last 14 years and it has been an absolute disaster zone. That's why I have written directly to the minister, Graeme Dey, demanding an action plan and an answer to the simple question: will the Scottish Government commit to building new ferries during the course of this Parliament?2
“I fear that with the election out of the way, the SNP will just muddle on in their time-honoured fashion leaving our island communities dependent on an increasingly threadbare lifeline service."
“And that’s why I am determined to keep the pressure on them.”