PSO flight tender

Barra view

The next contract to operate the Scottish Government-supported air services from Glasgow to Barra, Tiree and Campbeltown will include a series of improvements.

The Invitation To Tender for the contract, which will run for four years from 25 October 2023, has been published.  

It includes several new measures to improve these vital services:

  • A residents fare for the air services to and from Barra and Tiree, which will also be available to residents on Coll.
  • A larger community bank of rotations for the Barra service to help capacity at busy times of year.
  • The extension of medical seat reservations to the Tiree service, following a successful introduction on the Barra flights.

Minister for Transport Kevin Stewart said:

“These flights provide our remote and island communities with vital connectivity, making it quick and easy to go to medical appointments, travel for work or see friends and family. 

“I’m pleased to announce the Scottish Government will support them for another four years, as well as bring in new measures to improve the services for the people that depend on them. 

“I look forward to these improvements coming into effect when the new contract is awarded later this year.”

Published 25 Apr 2023