Date lodged: 14 August 2018
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the upgrades to Ardrossan Harbour, and whether the home port will be moved to Troon while the upgrades are being made.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 5 September 2018
Work on the details of the preferred option for infrastructure improvements to the harbour is progressing well.
The Ardrossan Task Force is looking at arrangements for the continuity of ferry services during construction works at Ardrossan. The Task Force is committed to maintaining regular and reliable ferry services to Arran, and will endeavour to maximise the number of sailings operating out of Ardrossan as far as possible, subject to safety and operational constraints.