Today the former senior management team from FMEL published their response to the report following the inquiry by the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee into the construction and procurement of ferry vessels in Scotland.
This lengthy document, supported with detailed appendices, makes uncomfortable reading. Some of the claims are extraordinary. For the island communities waiting for the two unfinished vessels still at the yard, further serious doubt is cast upon any hope of delivery according to the latest promised schedule of completion.
The current state of our lifeline ferry service shows it is not fit for purpose in terms of reliability, resilience and infrastructure. The Arran Ferry Action Group is a new and fully representative lobbying group, set up to represent Arran interests in demanding service improvements and accountability in future investment decisions.