Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP Angus Brendan MacNeil has welcomed the announcement from Minister for Transport and Islands Derek Mackay that RET will be rolled-out on inter-island ferry services from October 2015.

Commenting Angus MacNeil said:

“There is no doubt that RET introduced by the SNP Government has been a real success story for our islands.

“I am pleased to see that ferry fares will be reduced from October 2015 on the Leverburgh-Berneray route; crossings between Tarbert and Lochmaddy; the Sound of Barra services between Barra and Eriskay and also between Castlebay and Lochboisdale.  This will be of huge benefit to our local businesses and the tourism industry.”