Positive outcome after Dunoon- Gourock ferry meeting

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12 Dec 2012 - 16:44

A very positive meeting has been held between Argyll and Bute Council, the Scottish Government and the Dunoon Gourock Ferry Action Group (DGFAG) on Friday 7 December. Several topics were covered including the vehicle ferry feasibility study and the pontoon feasibility study.

The Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has reaffirmed her commitment to being open and inclusive with the community over the ferry service which is being welcomed by the Deputy Leader of Argyll and Bute Council, John Semple.

Councillor Semple said, “I welcome the consistent approach shown by the Scottish government towards finding a solution which best meets the needs of the travelling public. It is everyone’s interests to make sure we explore all the options for an attractive and reliable town centre to town centre vehicular ferry service for the people of Dunoon and Cowal. It is good news the Scottish Government has also agreed to look into temporary replacement ferries for the MV Ali Cat this winter.”

Another meeting will take place in the early in 2013.