June 10, 2021

The procurement of a new ferry to help support the community and economy on Islay is officially underway, says Transport Scotland.

The first stage of the tender process will assess if interested shipyards meet the technical and financial criteria to take on the project.

The Invitation To Tender is expected to be issued later this summer with a view to awarding the contract, with an estimated value of around £50m, in March 2022.