The Bute guest house owner who has launched a petition protesting against the 12-month gap between the introduction of RET ferry fares on Bute and Arran says the Scottish Government’s decision ‘strikes a nail in the heart’ of Bute.
Andy Walters’ online petition asking for RET to be introduced on Bute in October 2014 - at the same time as a trial begins on Arran, and a year earlier than the Scottish Government’s current plan - has attracted 1,250 signatures in less than two weeks.
And Bute Community Council is helping to spread the word by distributing hard copies of the petition around the island.
Mr Walters told The Buteman: “However the decision was reached, it strikes a nail in the heart of most people on Bute. It was a poor decision by the government, and I think we need to at least try to get them to think about it again.”
To add your name to the petition and to view the comments left by some of the signatories so far, go to www.tinyurl.com/retpetition.
You can also add your name to printed versions of the petition at all the island’s post offices and also at the West End Cafe, newsagents Julie’s and Toffos, For Bute and Cellar No. 1.
* More on this story in the June 13 edition of The Buteman - on sale now.