Date lodged: 12 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-10884, what its definition is of "near future", and whether it will confirm by what date the report will be published.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 27 September 2017
It is expected that the report will be published before the end of the year. The report is currently with Serco NorthLink Ferries for consideration of commercially sensitive data and to review Peter Brett Associates’ interpretation of the operational side of the options. Following that it will be circulated to the Northern Isles Working Group for comment before publication.