Thu 24 Sep, 2020

Responding to a statement on the Scottish Government’s infrastructure plan, Scottish Greens Transport Spokesperson and Highlands and Islands MSP John Finnie has called on the Transport Secretary to consider a rail and road solution to the ongoing Rest and Be Thankful saga.

Speaking afterward, John Finnie MSP said:

“Events at the Rest and Be Thankful illustrate the devastating impact the climate emergency is having and will continue to have on Scotland’s infrastructure.

“Some excellent work has already been done by Cowal Fixed Link Working Group on a rail and road option, not only to solve the Rest and Be Thankful problems but also to facilitate necessary regeneration in the Cowal Peninsula.

“The Scottish Government must accept that connectivity doesn’t always require a roads-only solution and give urgent consideration to delivering future proofed infrastructure investment to my constituents in Argyll.

“I note that the Cab Sec states this option hasn’t been considered, sadly, that suggest more of a focus on roads only. I’ll continue to press for wider considerations.”

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