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Caithness News Bulletins February 2006
LOWER AIR FARES FOR HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS
Mr Scott said: "Air fares from the remoter parts of the Highlands and Islands to Scotland's key population centres are unacceptably high, creating a barrier to social inclusion, accessibility and economic growth. The Partnership Agreement saw a commitment to address this.
"We hope to have the scheme in place before the summer to help deliver affordable air fares to Scotland's most peripheral communities. We will be able to confirm the start date once the European Commission has agreed our proposal. Similar schemes are in place across Europe and initial discussions with the Commission have been positive."
How The New Fares Scheme Will Work