‘The council and police need to engage with the residents/residents’ representatives and hear and discuss issues to get a deeper and fuller understanding of the problems, concerns and challenges the residents are faced with’
‘I would not want to rule out a public inquiry if Transport Scotland and the Scottish Government are unable to move the project forward in some way.’
While a petition pressing for a public inquiry into the political and financial management of the project remains alive – despite a less-than-warm reception from a Scottish Parliament committee.
Councillors Kelly and Philand raised the probe petition over concerns about a ‘waste’ of public money
‘We ask Graeme Dey MSP and the Scottish Government to stop wasting time on lengthy consultation and deliver a permanent solution by 2024’
‘This is the best opportunity we have had in my 20 years as a local councillor to make the case for a full-time ferry service.’