Inverness councillors have agreed to a short-term compromise on Corran Ferry fares. The proposals, prepared by Lochaber councillors, will see just a 2% increase in fares in April. This is instead of the 4% increase that the council administration seemed determined to push through. At the same time all the requirements to prepare a five-year business plan, to look at operational savings and to seek independent legal opinion on the EU State Aid issue will be met.
The Herald’s Highlands Correspondent, David Ross, thinks peace has broken out on this issue: