Improving accessibility of ferries

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More than £140,000 is being made available to help fund further access improvements on Scotland’s ferry networks.

The sixth round of the Ferries Accessibility Fund is open for applications and looks to make improvements to existing vessels and harbours that go beyond regulatory standards set for accessibility.

The awards are made on a match funding basis, and applications can come from both the public and private sectors.

Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands Paul Wheelhouse said:

“The Ferries Accessibility Fund has been a huge success in recent years, so I am very pleased to open it to applications for a sixth time.

“Previous awards from the fund have covered a wide range of upgrades, from adapting ships and harbours to make it easier and safer for people with reduced mobility, to giving staff training in disability awareness and the very welcome installation of Changing Places toilet facilities.

“Scotland’s ferry services should be open and accessible to everyone, and we want ferry and harbour operators to provide the best passenger experience possible.”

Published 9 Oct 2020 Tags