Councillor Roddy McCuish, Policy Lead for Roads and Amenity Services, welcomed the announcement by Humza Yousaf, the Scottish Government’s Transport Minister that the procurement process for the next Gourock to Dunoon ferry services is to be restarted after a pause.
“As a council we are committed to attracting people to live, work and do business in Dunoon and Cowal and the wider Argyll and Bute area. Good transport connectivity is vital to the people and economy of Argyll and Bute. There is no doubt that an improved ferry service, with the capability to carry vehicles, will help realise that ambition, and be of benefit to local people.
“The people of Dunoon and Cowal have been clear that they want a town centre to town centre vehicle and passenger ferry service. As part of our work to support this process, the council will bring a report on its review of fees and charges to its Harbour Board meeting in January.
“Today’s announcement is good news for the people of Dunoon and Argyll and Bute as a whole”