Ferry facilities must be fit for purpose, says MSP

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Conservative politician Jamie Greene MSP visited the new Brodick ferry terminal, with Arran councillor Timothy Billings, last week while on a surgery visit to the island.

The two politicians welcomed the significant investment in the new terminal and said that ensuring that Arran was equipped with modern facilities was essential in attracting tourism and investment into the island to help stimulate the economy, further develop Arran and provide a better standard of living for the island community.

The west Scotland region MSP said: ‘Ferries are a lifeline service for Arran and island communities across Scotland. Islanders require reliable and frequent travel to the mainland to access key services such as health care so it’s necessary that its ferry facilities are up to date and fit for purpose.

Cllr Timothy Billings said: ‘The new ferry terminal makes clear that Arran is serious about promoting itself as a major destination for tourism and visitors across the world and it shows us as a modern island community.’

Jamie Greene MSP and councllor Timothy Billings pictured outside the new ferry terminal.  No_B15greene01