MacNeil Hails RET Pilot Scheme
Mr MacNeil said:
"I am delighted that the Scottish Government have introduced this pilot scheme, and recognised the real concerns our community has about the affordability of ferry services and the impact this has for residents and visitors alike.
"In establishing this scheme the SNP Government are redeeming a key election promise, and as a long-term campaigner on this issue, even before I got into active politics, I am extremely proud that this scheme is now being piloted.
"In particular, I hope the scheme will provide a boost to island economies by attracting more visitors and inward investment, as well as benefiting local residents through cheaper fares.
"Local MSP, Alasdair Allan, and I are very hopeful that local residents will take full advantage of this pilot scheme, and I pay tribute to the SNP Government for bring this forward."