Comment posted Research reveals shock insights into reality of Dunoon ferry service provision by DunoonLad.
So, if Newsroom is wrong, what does the contract and subsidy rules say exactly? A few “experts” are saying that nobody else knows the facts apart from them it seems. Why not let us all know the true facts then!
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- To ferryman – I didn’t realise that the contract would have been in the public domain – thought it would have been confidential. Yes, making comments like why don’t they use the old pier all the time – now you know for definate! Need to study document.
- Thanks Jim – only 94 pages short! It mentions grants for ships, but think they have to be re
-paid. Interesting read so far.
- Simon, yes the news outlets to-day seem to thrive on stories that are usually just stories!
- Robert, unfortunately a brand new rail station has recently been built, and this involves a very long walk for passengers using the linkspan at Gourock. The station should have been located at the Cal-Mac headquarters site, which was going to relocate to Oban some years ago, if I remember correctly. This would have provided a transport hub suitable for the 21st century. It seems that those in charge of transport at the moment have no joined up thinking regarding these vital connections.
- There is a distinct lack of comments about the announcement that Alex Neil has told Argyll ferries to replace the Ali Cat with a vehicle ferry. Is this not the solution that so many people have demanded? Is there a catch to this news that has not been made public?
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- With Heb Isles in for repairs, CalMac charters replacement vessel to reduce underprovision for Islay
Here we go again ~
Talks over a pay dispute between ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne and the RMT union have broken down.
The union claims CalMac offered a two-year pay rate based on the consumer price index rather than the retail price index, which would mean staff pay will “fall behind the cost of living”.
A yearly bonus of 1.5% if the company makes a profit is also under threat, the RMT said.
They will be an absolute world class company plus some, if they can repay all the subsidies they receive, then make a profit, which apparently they can then give a dividend to their staff. Is it just me, or is this idea some truly masterful fictional dream?
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Newsroom, any update Lynda?
- HIE opens new business hosting facility at Sandbank near Dunoon
At nearly £2 million for the building, I’m sure the locals could have suggested far better uses for that kind of money. Along with the multi-millions spent on installing a white elephant link span, this seems like a disastrous misuse of what is public money. One project that would surely come to mind, would be a bike centre to support the new cycle tracks on the hills above Dunoon, which have attracted large numbers at recent events. Surely support should be given to projects that are already progressing, rather than hoping for new ones, that may never start.
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Given all the lies that were told before both referendums, I can see why voters think that both results are not really what they wanted to happen. Catch 22.
- Transport Minister says next Gourock Dunoon ferry contract will bring bigger vessels to the route
Interesting that the new contract is worth 50 million, four companies will be invited to tender, and Kilcreggan may be included. 40 metre boats landing vehicles at Kilcreggan?
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