Have you signed year-round ferry petition?

Councillor Donald Kelly is pushing for a year-round ferry service from Campbeltown to Ayrshire.
Councillor Donald Kelly is pushing for a year-round ferry service from Campbeltown to Ayrshire.

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There is limited time left to sign the online petition calling for a year-round ferry service from Campbeltown to Ardrossan.

The document, submitted to the Scottish Parliament by South Kintyre councillor Donald Kelly and fellow Argyll First councillor Dougie Philand, will be live on the Scottish Parliament’s website until Wednesday March 17.

The petition was launched in response to the consistent A83 road closures caused by landslips at the Rest and Be Thankful, and the suggested 10-year timescale for a permanent solution.

Councillor Kelly said: ‘The petition is slowly gaining momentum and I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time and effort to sign it thus far. We have written to all party leaders at the Scottish Parliament asking for their support.

‘I would just like to make it clear that this proposal of a ferry service is not an option as a permanent solution at the Rest and Be Thankful. The A83 is the priority but the ferry link would greatly assist our communities and businesses in the months and years ahead.’

The petition is available to sign on the following link: www.parliament.scot/gettinginvolved/petitions/campbeltownadrossanferry