SKAT have proposed the following petition to the new Scottish Parliament to highlight the unjust, unfair tolls on the Bridge. Please help support the campaign by emailing or writing to them with your support of the petition.
To the Scottish Parliament
We the undersigned, declare that:
Tolling on the Skye Bridge is an unfair and unjust burden on our communities and particularly so at this time for crofters whose livelihoods are currently under severe threat. Given that justification for the level of tolling on the Skye Bridge has been based on ferry rates.
The Petitioner therefore requests in the first instance that the Scottish Parliament negotiate with Skye Bridge Ltd. so that the concession given by Caledonian MacBrayne to livestock floats on the Kyle-Kyleakin ferry whereby these floats were not charged a fare when empty will be honoured on the Skye Bridge and therefore afford some relief to our beleaguered crofters and hauliers.
In the second instance and with that same aim, we request that the Scottish Parliament negotiate with Skye Bridge Ltd. To reinstate the historical concession given by Caledonian MacBrayne whereby hay haulage was charged half fare.
In the third instance, we request that the Scottish Parliament negotiate with Skye Bridge ltd.and institute a similar half fare (toll) concession for livestock feeds. The successful negotiation of these concessions would benefit crofters in reduced charges; would benefit hauliers in reduced costs and would indirectly benefit the welfare of livestock on the islands.
SKAT (Skye & Kyle against Tolls),
Chair: Ron Shapland
Vice-Chair: John Campbell
Secretary: Peter Donnelly
Treasurer: Andy Anderson
If you support the above petition and would like to register your support please email the Convenor of the Transport and Environment Committee-
Or write to-
Clerk of Transport and Environment Committee
Tel 0131 3485208
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