Local News for Tuesday 28th August 2018
MSP CALLS FOR TRANSPARENCY OVER MV LOCH SEAFORTH
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, has called for transparency in the funding and ownership row surrounding the MV Loch Seaforth.
Rhoda Grant MSP said ‘we have recently witnessed debilitating situations with ferries, being removed from service without consultation, suffering a major mid-sailing breakdown of the fleets flagship vessel, without proper answers. We are now subject to the revelation that CMAL does not, and appears never to be able to, own the MV Loch Seaforth.
The MSP continued: ‘As if this wasn’t enough, CMAL, the “asset” arm of this regime then sign a lease deal with Lloyd’s Bank and sub lease it to Calmac Ferries Ltd, who are actually trying to run the ferry company.