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  1. chdot
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    Ferry service getting worse admits Calmac boss

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-61597005

    Posted 6 months ago #
  2. chdot
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  3. Murun Buchstansangur
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    "Deep ocean tunnels connect some of the 18 islands that make up the Faroes but many of them can only be reached by ferry or helicopter, making a cycling trip around the islands a logistical nightmare. To solve this problem we decided to bring along a kayak and kiteboard that we could use to make the crossings between the islands where and when it suited us – weather dependent of course."

    https://cyclingtips.com/2017/06/faroe-islands/

    Posted 6 months ago #
  4. Murun Buchstansangur
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    Apologies for digression

    "But there is no street view on the Faroes, only “sheep view”. You read correctly.

    Sheep were equipped with a 360° camera and the images were then published on the world wide web. This funny initiative was started in 2017 by Durita Dahl Andreassen, who lives on the islands. She meant to draw Google’s attention to the forgotten small island group. And what do you know. The US corporation loved it and since then you can discover the Faroe Islands on sheep back via Google Street View. Give it a go!"

    https://www.ghost-bikes.com/en/stories/bikepacking-faroe

    https://visitfaroeislands.com/sheepview360/

    Posted 6 months ago #
  5. chdot
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    Scotland Office minister Iain Stewart argues the Faroe Islands – where the world's first undersea roundabout opened in 2020 – show what can be done.

    https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/uk-minister-seeks-meeting-with-scottish-government-over-island-tunnels-3714564?r=9798

    Posted 6 months ago #
  6. chdot
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  7. Morningsider
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    The announcement:

    Ptarmigan Shipping and DFDS have signed an agreement with the intention to further investigate the possibility for a new Ferry route between Rosyth and Zeebrugge with a target date being early 2023 for freight.

    This is all subject to the support we can get from the market and stakeholders, which will be our focus during the next few months. A further study is being carried out regarding the passenger business.

    Ptarmigan Shipping has no web presence save a Companies House listing (registered 2021). DFDS withdrew the service in 2018 as they couldn't make it pay.

    I suppose it could happen. Although I'm not really sure how Brexit would increase the viability of a Scotland-EU ferry service.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  8. crowriver
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    "signed an agreement with the intention to further investigate the possibility"...

    Long grass. Into. Kicked.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  9. PS
    Member

    Well, it's progress. But I suspect DFDS will be looking for Forth Ports to contribute something, like some sort of investment in facilities in Rosyth, and that would be far from guaranteed.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  10. chdot
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    Forth Ports said the proposed freeport, centred on Leith, Grangemouth and Rosyth, could “re-industrialise” Scotland, acting as a catalyst for new green technologies and renewable energy manufacturing.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/politics/council/edinburghs-forth-ports-says-green-freeport-on-forth-could-bring-50000-jobs-3737693

    Posted 5 months ago #
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