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S5W-03517: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 5 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what it understands to be the reasons for the departure of CalMac’s chief executive on 31 March 2017, which was announced on 5 October 2016.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 19 October 2016

I would like to thank Martin for his contribution to David MacBrayne Ltd and wish him well with his future endeavours.

The statement indicated that Mr Dorchester has been with the company since 2012 and, having led CalMac Ferries Ltd during its successful bid for the new Clyde and Hebrides Ferry service contract, he wishes to pursue new opportunities once that contract has bedded in.

Mr Martin Dorchester’s reasons for departing CalMac in March 2017 were set out in David MacBrayne Ltd’s press statement of 5 October 2016.