Date lodged: 16 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential impact on the North Ayrshire economy of moving the Arran ferry service from Ardrossan to Troon.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 24 November 2016
I announced on 3 November that Transport Scotland has commissioned a STAG style study to consider potential mainland berthing options for the Arran ferry service.
The study will look at the options objectively, taking into account the local social and economic benefits and the impact on public spending, but principally the needs of ferry users. I will be meeting all key stakeholders to hear their views before any decisions are taken.