Scottish Ferry Services: Ferries Plan (2013-2022)

Appendix 1: Investment Plan

Routes and Services Proposals
Proposal Estimated Timing Estimated Funding
All short-term measures:
  • Second vessel on Ardrossan-Brodick during more of summer
  • New summer only pilot on Campbeltown-Ayrshire, via Arran
  • Deploying MV Isle of Arran during winter on Coll/Tiree/Barra/South Uist
  • Additional sailings on Cumbrae route
  • Significantly improved service to Small Isles
  • Extend operating day on Colintraive-Rhubodach
  • Introduce a Saturday service from Colonsay, via Islay to Kennacraig
2013 onwards £4.3 m
Medium-term proposals:
  • Purchase passenger only vessel
  • Increased passenger + ro-ro service for Small Isles
  • increase in level of service for Colonsay during summer and winter
  • Additional winter sailings on Oban-Craignure
  • Zero fares on Jura service[15]
Interim CHFS contract £2.5 m (capital) £1 m (Revenue)
Long-term proposals:
  • Purchase additional passenger and vehicle vessel
  • Additional sailings on Oban-Craignure - all year
  • Continuation of improved winter service on Oban/Coll/Tiree and Barra/South Uist
  • Provision of augmented winter service on Ardrossan-Brodick
  • Subject to pilot - provision of winter Campbeltown - Ayrshire service
Main CHFS contract £20 m* (Capital) £4-5 m**

*Subject to final decisions on the second vessel to be made available

**subject to decisions on the need for Augmented service for Ardrossan-Brodick and the extension of the pilot Campbeltown service during the winter.

Vessel Replacement Programme
Proposal Estimated Timing Estimated Funding
  • Purchase 2 Hybrid Vessels
  • Secure new Stornoway-Ullapool vessel
Current £63 m
  • Replace MV Isle of Cumbrae
  • Replace MV Hebridean Isles
To 2016 £45 m
  • Replace MV Isle of Arran
  • Replace MV Loch Linnhe
  • Replace MV Loch Riddon
  • Replace Isle of Mull
To 2019 £90 m
  • Replace MV Lord of the Isles
  • Replace MV Loch Fyne
  • Replace MV Loch Dunvegan
  • Replace MV Caledonian Isles
  • Replace Loch Tarbert
  • Replace MV Loch Buie
To 2025 £97 m

Note: In addition 2 further vessels are identified under Routes and Services proposals.

Ports & Harbour Works
Proposal Estimated Timing Estimated Funding
  • Upgrade of Stornoway & Ullapool harbours
  • Upgrade Brodick Pier
  • Oban Harbour project
  • Lochboisdale Pier and Terminal
  • Armadale - approach structure
  • Lochaline - alignment works
To 2016 £44 m
  • Wemyss Bay - harbour works
  • Tarbert (Harris) - Pier Head upgrade
To 2020 £16 m
  • Gourock - Harbour works
To 2025 £13 m