Date lodged: 18 April 2019
To ask the Scottish Government how many meetings (a) ministers and (b) officials have had with representatives from Pentland Ferries regarding the application of the road equivalent tariff on ferry services between Gill’s Bay and St Margaret’s Hope.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 7 May 2019
Between June 2016 and June 2018 there were a total of sixteen meetings between Ministers and/or Transport Scotland officials and Pentland Ferries regarding the potential introduction of reduced ferry fares to Orkney. Ministers participated in four of these meetings, with support from officials.
In addition, there have been a number of related telephone discussions which took place over the same period between Pentland Ferries and Transport Scotland officials.