Scottish ferry policy

Kay, Neil (2009) Scottish ferry policy. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 32 (3). pp. 46-58. ISSN 2046-5378

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The purpose of this paper is to review the evolution of Scottish policy for the provision of ferry services 1999-2009, a period broadly coinciding with the life of the re-established Scottish parliament. We shall argue that, despite clear and consistent warnings by this author and others, the government failed to put in place measures and safeguards that were regarded as standard practice for such an industry providing essential services.