Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has said that SNP ministers must act to reassure island communities badly affected by the ongoing crisis affecting lifeline ferry services.
His comments came after the Harris Transport Forum yesterday called for a dedicated ferry to service their community.
The Scottish Conservative MSP said: “I have been inundated by complaints from frustrated residents and businesses the length and breadth of the islands about the failure of the Scottish Government to provide a resilient ferry service."
“I have repeatedly called on SNP ministers to get a grip on this deteriorating situation but it seems they are more interested in stoking up conflicts with the UK Government than actually doing what they are meant to do in terms of running a robust and reliable ferry network."
“If we are to restore confidence we need to see a proper plan, with timelines, budget, and lines of accountability. Until that is provided, I fear we will continue to lurch from crisis to crisis when it comes to the ferry service in the Highlands and Islands.”