Following the resignation of the former Transport Minister Graeme Day earlier this week, SNP MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Alasdair Allan, has written to Jenny Gilruth MSP to congratulate her on her new role and to extend an invitation for her to visit the islands as soon as she is able to do so.

Ms Gilruth was previously the Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development.

Commenting following the appointment, Allan said:

“I would firstly like to thank Graeme Dey for all his hard work during his time as Minister for Transport, particularly given the challenges and pressures on the transport sector as a whole due to the ongoing pandemic.

“I anticipate that Jenny Gilruth and I will be in regular correspondence in the weeks and months ahead regarding ferries in particular.

“I am looking forward to working with Ms Gilruth on the numerous transport challenges that face the Western Isles, and I have invited her to visit the constituency as soon as her schedule allows.”



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