Emma Roddick MSP welcomes £115 million funding for new ferries

Emma Roddick, SNP MSP for the Highlands & Islands, has this morning welcomed the news that the Scottish Government has allocated an additional £115 million of funding to the replacement of vessels for the Calmac fleet. In response to a question from Ms Roddick, the Minister for Transport, Jenny Gilruth, announced that the funding hasContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP welcomes £115 million funding for new ferries”

Islands MSP urges new Minister for Transport to back fixed links for Shetland

SNP MSP Emma Roddick has wasted no time writing to the new Minister for Transport Jenny Gilruth, appointed on Tuesday, highlighting the importance of developing fixed links in Shetland. Referring to the Scottish Government’s target of reaching net-zero by 2045, Roddick has reiterated the significant role that transport plays in these plans, saying: “Fixed linksContinue reading “Islands MSP urges new Minister for Transport to back fixed links for Shetland”

Roddick fights for inclusion of ferry fares in free bus travel scheme

SNP MSP for the Highlands & Islands, Emma Roddick, has said she will continue to push for The Scottish Government to include inter-islands ferry fares in the new free bus travel scheme for under-22s. Roddick is clear in her view that young people should not be disadvantaged in accessing education and work opportunities as aContinue reading “Roddick fights for inclusion of ferry fares in free bus travel scheme”

Local MSP pushes for inter-island ferry fares to be included in free bus travel

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has expressed her support for including inter-island ferry fares in the planned rollout of free bus travel for under-22s. Roddick said: “I am supportive of the free bus travel scheme expanding to include inter-island ferries and have previously written to the minister to pursue this. “On our islands, aContinue reading “Local MSP pushes for inter-island ferry fares to be included in free bus travel”

Roddick asks Scottish Government about ferry investment

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has asked the Scottish Government how much investment Scottish ferry services have seen since 2007, and how additional funds will be allocated to the region. Speaking in Parliament, Roddick asked the Transport Minister, Graeme Dey, for figures amid concerns that ferry services do not provide sufficient capacity for passengers.Continue reading “Roddick asks Scottish Government about ferry investment”