Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has written to CalMac seeking an explanation for the suspension of the Ardrossan to Campeltown ferry service. He has also lodged questions in the Scottish Parliament demanding answers from the Scottish Government.
Mr Cameron said: “While I understand that the Covid-19 emergency has put extra strain on services, and Calmac has had to restrict its timetable accordingly, it is simply not acceptable to leave communities in an area like Kintyre in the lurch in this way. “We need to know exactly why we have lost our service, when it will be restored, and what the company and ministers are going to do about it in the meantime.”
Donald Cameron lodged the following questions earlier today:
To ask the Scottish Government what reasons Calmac has given for suspending its Ardrossan to Campbeltown ferry service until Summer 2021.
To ask the Scottish Government if a) Scottish Ministers and/or b) Transport Scotland officials, have met with Calmac to discuss the temporary suspension of the Ardrossan to Campbeltown ferry service.
To ask the Scottish Government if it is aware of other ferry services that Calmac intends on temporarily suspending until Summer 2021, besides the Ardrossan to Campbeltown ferry service.