HC Deb 28 March 1968 vol 761 cc330-1W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made with the scheme for provision of a jetty in the Isle of Vatersay; and if he will explain the delays over several years with this project.

Mr. Ross

Following discussion with my Department, Inverness County Council is now considering the extension and widening of the existing slipway at Vatersay instead of a new jetty; and last month submitted proposals for test bores which are now being examined by the Department.

Progress on the improvement of landing facilities at Vatersay were delayed until last year mainly, I understand, because of the County Council's shortage of engineering staff; and since then by the need to consider its proposals in the light of the recommendations of the Highland Transport Board.

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