Pentalina, catamaran ferry at ferry terminal
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Maritime Plans for Orkney

Professor Alf Baird, an authority on Scottish and international maritime matters, argues that we undoubtedly have the skills in Scotland to build ships and run ports.

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Feries in Kirkwall Harbour
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SNP TO DELIVER ADDITIONAL FERRY FUNDING

The draft Scottish Budget delivers an additional £7.7 million to support the inter-island ferries in Orkney and Shetland.

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James Stockan on Ferries Replacement

James Stockan’s shocking response to our ideas on replacing Orkney Ferries. Here are the details.

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Ferry, Varagen, tied up in Kirkwall
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Orkney Ferries Fleet needs to be replaced

Orkney’s ageing Ferry Fleet is long overdue for replacement. Should we just go for the same old expensive monohulls or consider catamarans.

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Ferry, Varagen, tied up in Kirkwall
Posted in Ferries Meetings & Events

March Meeting – Alf Baird – “Replacing and Funding Orkney’s Inter-Isles Ferries”

The Orkney Branch of the SNP meets in the St Magnus Centre at 7.30 pm on Monday, 2 March 2020. Alf Baird will discuss “Replacing and Funding Orkney’s Inter-Isles Ferries”.

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Orkney Ferries Earls heading for home
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Alf Baird gives evidence to Holyrood Committee

On 29 January 2020 local member Alf Baird, gave evidence to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee. “This is mainly about the two CalMac boats at Ferguson’s however I took the opportunity to mention the urgent need for new inter-isles boats in Orkney and Shetland, and also questioned the recent…

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