Decision details


Decision Maker: Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee gave consideration to an update report regarding the required vessel replacement for the passenger ferry which operates from Port Appin to the Isle of Lismore.




The Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee –


1.    Noted that discussions with Transport Scotland regarding the ferry transfer are ongoing.


2.    Noted that officers are taking steps to procure a replacement vessel should it become necessary, estimated to cost around £500k.


3.    Agreed to recommend that the Policy and Resources Committee and Council, as part of the budget process, consider the capital resourcing required to replace MV The Lismore should the transfer of ferries not be finalised before the 2020/2021 budget is agreed.


4.    Agreed that the Chair contact the Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands to seek a meeting to discuss the matter as soon as possible.


(Reference:  Report by Executive Director with responsibility for Roads and Infrastructure Services dated November 2019, submitted)

Publication date: 11/12/2019

Date of decision: 05/12/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/12/2019 - Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee

Accompanying Documents: