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ISBN:
9781780271224
Categories
Politics & Current Affairs
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
12 September 2013
Format
Paperback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
160

Who Pays the Ferryman

The Great Scottish Ferries Swindle
by Roy Pedersen - Find out more about the author

'There is no doubting Pedersen's grasp of the issues involved . . . In all, a book worthy of serious attention' – the Ileach

'[A]n informative and critical analysis' – Dunoon Observer

Who Pays the Ferrman is an informative and critical analysis of Scotland’s ferry services. It describes the ‘glory days’ of how, from modest beginnings, Scotland once led the world in maritime development. It contrasts the achievements of the past with the failures, waste and inadequacy of much of today’s state-owned ferry provision. In addition to showing how a more equitable fares regime can be devised, Roy Pedersen also addresses sensitive issues such as CO2 and other emissions, state versus private ownership, the place of trade unions and, most importantly of all how, the lot of our island and peninsular communities can be bettered through provision of efficient cost effective ferry services.

Drawing on best practice at home and overseas, it sets out how Scottish ferry services can be revolutionised to be, once again, among the best in the world.

Roy Pedersen graduated from Aberdeen University. He has spent most of his working life in Inverness in economic, social and cultural development with HIDB and HIE, and more recently as proprietor of a consultancy business covering the diverse fields of transport and cultural development. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Transport.






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