Rosyth to Zeebrugge ferry route to be closed from December
After 18 months of operation, Scotland's only direct link to Europe is to be closed due to low passenger numbers.
Launched last May, the route between Rosyth and Zeebrugge was originally operated by Norfolkline, and more recently DFDS. The passenger route will continue to operate until December 15th. After that, a freight only route will operate between Fife and Belgium. High ticket prices have been blamed by some as being the reason for low occupancy. If only suitable subsidies had been put in place!
So, from next year, if you are planning on travelling from Scotland to Europe without flying, your best route will probably be via London on the Eurostar, or through Harwich on the ferry.