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Council ferries ‘unsustainable’ without extra £500,000 a year

sneil@obantimes.co.uk

ARGYLL and Bute Council’s ferry services are facing an ‘unsustainable’ £500,000 funding shortfall every year, its leader has said, while calling for ministers to honour a ‘fair funding’ pledge in today’s (Thursday’s) budget.

ASP Ship management operates four ferry services on behalf of Argyll and Bute Council: between Islay and Jura, Luing and Seil, Seil and Easdale, and Lismore and Port Appin.

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