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Ferry Problems Getting Worse In The Scottish FleetThumbnail for article : Ferry Problems Getting Worse In The Scottish Fleet
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP Rhoda Grant has again written to the Transport Minister Graeme Dey demanding Scottish Government address the urgent issues facing Scotland's Ferry Fleet.   Following CalMac's announcement that it had been forced to amend timetables as the MV Hebrides was from the rotation for urgent repairs, it became clear that some communities were facing loss of their ferry service for days.  
Ferry Problems Getting Worse In The Scottish FleetThumbnail for article : Ferry Problems Getting Worse In The Scottish Fleet
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP Rhoda Grant has again written to the Transport Minister Graeme Dey demanding Scottish Government address the urgent issues facing Scotland's Ferry Fleet.   Following CalMac's announcement that it had been forced to amend timetables as the MV Hebrides was from the rotation for urgent repairs, it became clear that some communities were facing loss of their ferry service for days.  
Serco NorthLink Ferries reveals passenger numbers for first two months of 2021Thumbnail for article : Serco NorthLink Ferries reveals passenger numbers for first two months of 2021
Serco NorthLink Ferries recorded more than 8,000 journeys during the start of 2021 as it continues to support essential travel.   The service remains aligned to the Scottish Government's Strategic Framework, with NorthLink Ferries providing key worker, essential islander and freight connectivity between the Northern Isles and mainland Scotland.  
22/3/2021
Latest Boats At Gills Harbour For Work At MeygenThumbnail for article : Latest Boats At Gills Harbour For Work At Meygen
£10 million 'Isle of Jura' temporarily based at Gills Harbour in Far North of Scotland for her crew's debut tasks in the tidal-stream electricity field at the MeyGen sub-sea site, one mile off the little Caithness's port entrance channel.   One of the UK's most modern marine renewables service vessels made her debut calls at community-owned Gills Harbour, near John O'Groats, over the 2021 Spring Equinoctial weekend.  
MSP, Rhoda Grant has slammed Michael Matheson MSP's performance in defence of HIAL's Air Traffic CentralisationThumbnail for article : MSP, Rhoda Grant has slammed Michael Matheson MSP's performance in defence of HIAL's Air Traffic Centralisation
The centralisation of air traffic services in the Highlands was the fore again yesterday at the petitions committee of the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 24th February 2021.   The importance of the issue for outlying areas in terms of connectivity and employment were highlighted.  
23/2/2021
Busy Gills HarbourThumbnail for article : Busy Gills Harbour
Its been a busy few days at local community-owned Gills Harbour .....  sometimes in suberb sunny weather as here ...  
Serco NorthLink Ferries provides update on latest travel figuresThumbnail for article : Serco NorthLink Ferries provides update on latest travel figures
Serco NorthLink Ferries is continuing to maintain vital transport links over the autumn and winter period - following the opening of its 2021 booking system at the start of October.   The service remains aligned to the Scottish Government's Strategic Framework, and while passenger and car volumes are down significantly year-on-year they have shown further signs of strengthening over the last few months.  
26/11/2020
Energy Developments Continue at Gills Harbour and the Pentland FirthThumbnail for article : Energy Developments Continue at Gills Harbour and the Pentland Firth
The company behind the world-leading tidal-stream prototype power plant in the Pentland Firth's Inner Sound is set to start manufacturing a new-style turbine that is hopes will reduce the project's generating costs.   Simec Atlantis Energy (SAE) and a privately-owned specialist engineering firm from Spain's Bay of Biscay coastline have jointly been conducting 'research and development' (R& D) on the project for almost a year and are now ready to give it the go-ahead.  
8/10/2020
New Generation of office-bearers set to step up at Gills Harbour LtdThumbnail for article : New Generation of office-bearers set to step up at Gills Harbour Ltd
A new generation of younger local folk look set to take over the reins of running Gills Harbour Ltd, the local company that owns and operates the busy little port on the shores of the Pentland Firth's Inner Sound that holds its AGM this Saturday (10.10.20) morning at 10:00 am.   The influx of younger blood comes after two key directors of the group that had run 'Canisbay's Peoples Port' both announced their retirement from office, whilst another Gills Harbour Ltd (GHL) office-bearer has declined to seek re-election.  
MV Alfred And MV Pentalina Together At GillsThumbnail for article : MV Alfred And MV Pentalina Together At Gills
An 'old friend' returns to Gills Bay after an absence of manymonths.   The 2,400 tonne 70 m.