Date lodged: 20 July 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-10393 by Humza Yousaf on 20 July 2017, when it will determine whether to retender shipping services from Shetland and Orkney to Aberdeen or bring them under the direct operational control of ministers.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 21 August 2017
In my answer to S5W-10393 I noted that the timeline for the policy review would be extended and that a report on the emerging findings of the review is due for publication in Autumn 2017. We will set out in that report our plans for ensuring the continued delivery of essential lifeline ferry services to the Northern Isles.