Published 3 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The failure of Scotland’s state-owned shipyard to compete for a Scottish ferry building contract is an “international humiliation”, the Scottish Labour leader has claimed. It was announced last week that Ferguson Marine had failed to make the shortlist to build the two ferries. The Scottish government took the shipbuilder into public ownership in 2019 to avoid its collapse. Anas Sarwar said “complacency and ineptitude” were to blame. Firms from Turkey, Romania and Poland are now in contention for the contracts to build the ferries, which will serve the islands of Islay and Jura. Speaking during First Minister’s Questions at Holyrood, Mr Sarwar challenged Ms Sturgeon to explain “how a Scottish yard, supporting Scottish jobs and owned by the Scottish government failed to even make the shortlist to build Scotland’s ferries”. Nationalised shipyard misses out on ferries order He added: “The truth is that the failure to deliver these ferries are the result of complacency and ineptitude on the part of this SNP government. “That this Scottish government-owned company can’t win a Scottish government contract to build ships is a national scandal that is now an international humiliation. “The… Read full this story
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