Views wanted on inter-island transport
People who rely on the inter-island transport links will have their chance to say how well they are working at a series of events next week.
Shetland Islands Council and ZetTrans are holding several sessions next week as part of work to secure long-term funding for transport links within Shetland. These will focus on the initial results from a recent study, aimed at helping the Scottish government consider costs associated with these services.
A number of drop-in sessions will be held around the isles to explain the options being considered and to encourage the public to give their views.
The first will take place on Monday in Whalsay, with other events also taking place in Bressay on Tuesday, Foula on Wednesday morning and Fair Isle in the afternoon, Yell on Thursday and Skerries on Friday. An online survey can be completed on the transport section of the council’s website.
Chairman of the SIC’s environment and transport committee and ZetTrans, Michael Stout said: “We are now at a critical stage in an extensive piece of work with Transport Scotland to plan for the next 30 years of inter-island transport in Shetland.
“We’ve gathered a huge amount of information from communities in recent years, which, along with feedback from these events, will be crucial to the proposals put forward to the Scottish government on future funding and provision. I would encourage as many folk as possible to come along to one of the sessions, or complete the online questionnaire, to give us their views.”