Ferry firm refuses to pay extra cash amid political row



Scotland’s state-owned ferry firm yesterday insisted it will not pay any extra cash for two new boats being built in a shipyard saved by one of Nicola Sturgeon’s economic advisers.
The chief executive of Caledonian Marine Asset Ltd (CMAL) Kevin Hobbs claimed any increase in costs would be met by the Ferguson yard, which was rescued from administration by businessman Jim McColl in 2014.
Mr McColl, the Clyde Blowers entrepreneur, is a member of Ms Sturgeon’s Council of Economic Advisers.
At the weekend Mr McColl was reported as saying he was two months away from finalising a formal claim for... read more

 
27 September 2018 in Politics, Views: 53
Source: Scotsman
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