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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-08948: Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 24 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) sea-going and (b) land-based staff are (i) directly and (ii) indirectly employed by CalMac Ferries Limited to deliver Clyde and Hebrides ferry services, and what information it has on the percentage of these that reside on the islands served by CalMac.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 9 May 2017

There are 1,050 sea-going staff who crew CalMac Ferries Ltd vessels, all employed through CalMac Crewing (Guernsey). There are 593 land-based employees involved in delivery of the Clyde and Hebrides ferry services contract - 564 are employed directly by CalMac Ferries Ltd, 2 by David MacBrayne Ltd and 27 by David MacBrayne HR (UK) Ltd). Employees have been recruited on the basis of their skills and experience, not on their place of residence.