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  • Writer's pictureKenneth Gibson MSP

The Impact of SNP Government Policy and Investment on Arran Tourism

On Thursday in the Chamber, Kenneth asked what the impact was on Arran’s tourism industry of the SNP Government’s decision to increase the number of summer sailings and to implement the road equivalent tariff in 2014, which has more than halved ferry fares from what they were under Labour, as well as the provision of the £12.6 million MV Catriona on the Lochranza to Claonaig route. Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop MSP replied that on the main Ardrossan to Brodick route, the reduction of single car fares were by 64 % and passenger fares by 46 %, has led to an average increase on both Arran routes of around 40 % for passengers and around 60 % for cars since the introduction of RET. To view the exchange, follow the video.


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