Scottish Ferry Services: Ferries Plan (2013-2022)

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Contents

Introduction from Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Transport & Veterans

Chapter 1: Introduction
What is this document for?
The purpose of the Scottish Ferries Review
How the Review has been carried out
National Objectives in Providing Support to Ferry Services
The Current and Future Position
Future Procurement issues
State of Finances
Summary of Proposals

Chapter 2: How should ferries be funded and procured
Introduction
Future investment requirements
Options for future funding of ferry services
How flexible should we be about what we tender for
Length of Contract Period
The need for a tendering system in the future
How will we prioritise funding
Summary of way forward

Chapter 3: What kind of ferry services should be funded?
Introduction
Routes and Services Needs Based Assessment
Working Principles
How we will prioritise funding
Vessel Deployment

Results by community Firth of Clyde
Arran
Kintyre
Bute
Cowal Peninsula and Dunoon
Cumbrae

Inner Hebrides
Mull
Ardnamurchan/Morvern
Iona
Lismore
Coll and Tiree
Kerrera, Luing and Easdale Island

Northern Isles
All routes
Orkney and Shetland Isles

Skye, Raasay, the Small Isles and Knoydart
Skye
Raasay
Small Isles
Knoydart

Southern Hebrides
Islay and Jura
Colonsay
Gigha

Western Isles
Bara
Uists and Benbecula
Lewis and Harris
Conclusion

Chapter 4: Fares
Introduction
Our Key Principles
Road Equivalent Tariff
Eligibility Criteria for RET fares
Large Commercial vehicles
Small Commercial vehicles
Other issues
Summary of Way forward

Chapter 5: Who should be responsible for providing ferry services?
Introduction
Scottish Government Involvement
Local Authority Ferry Services
Procurement skills
Ferry Regulator
Summary of way forward

Chapter 6: Accessibility
Introduction
Implementing Accessibility Recommendations
Accessibility Improvement Fund
Accessibility Information System
Summary of way forward

Chapter 7: Environmental issues

Glossary of Terms

Appendix 1: Investment Plan

Appendix 2: Overview of Proposals

Appendix 3: - Maps showing all routes

Appendix 4: - Tables showing all routes, including RET status

Appendix 5: Principles for Transfer of Responsibility

Appendix 6: Procurement Statement

Appendix 7: Summary of Additional Sailings

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Published Date 19 Dec 2012 Type Mode of transport