Orkney Internal Ferry Replacement Task Force
The Scottish Government has agreed in principle to fund the further development of the business case to investigate replacing the internal ferry fleet in Orkney.
The agreement was reached during today’s meeting of the Orkney Internal Ferry Replacement Task Force, which took place in Edinburgh and was chaired by the Deputy First Minister.
Task Force members also agreed to continue with the group and a potential approach to the UK Government in the future.
Deputy First Minister Shona Robison said:
“I would like to thank Orkney Islands Council for its constructive engagement through the Task Force process.
“We have agreed in principle to fund the further development of the business case as part of the budgetary process and will confirm that funding in due course.
“The Scottish Government remains committed to the Orkney Ferry Replacement Task Force, and all members agreed to explore future engagement with the UK Government.”
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