Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has said that the failure of a Scottish shipyard to secure the contract to build the two new CalMac ferries for Islay represents “a devastating indictment” of the SNP Government’s role in procuring new ferries for west coast communities.
The Scottish Conservative MSP said: “As this saga has gone on and on, it’s impossible to think of a more comprehensive failure to serve our island communities or, indeed, the wider public interest, than this latest development."
“This news represents a devastating indictment of the SNP Government which has now betrayed practically everyone interested in securing a reliable and resilient ferry service in Scotland, including those employed in the commercial shipbuilding industry."
“The priority now, of course, must be on getting the new ferries built and in service as quickly as possible – island communities deserve nothing less – but this catalogue of failure will not be forgotten or forgiven anytime soon.”
More on this story here: New CalMac Islay ferries will not be built in Scotland - STV News
Although it is hard to imagine that anyone in Scotland could remain unaware of the total disaster being wrought upon Scottish industry by this useless, incompetent and secretive SNP "government", this devastating blow to Scottish industry must open the eyes of even the most die-hard SNP supporter to the reality of what Sturgeon's regime has done to our country. Under the dead hand of SNP mismanagement, apparently we can no longer build ferries for our vital island services,