Question reference: S6W-13658
- Asked by: Beatrice Wishart, MSP for Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
- Date lodged: 6 January 2023
Current status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 23 January 2023
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-12743 by Jenny Gilruth on 23 December 2022, what progress has been made on confirming Northern Isles Ferry Services fares and opening Serco NorthLink Ferries bookings for dates beyond 31 March 2023.
I announced on 15 January that fares on the Northern Isles and Clyde & Hebrides ferry networks will be frozen for six months.
Building on the 3 month freeze I announced in early November, ticket prices will be held at current levels until the end of September to help people and businesses in both Shetland and Orkney.
With the fares confirmed, Serco NorthLink Ferries will imminently be opening their bookings until the end of September.