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‘Man got to moon in 11 years’ Inverness MP reminds SNP A9 duallers


By Tom Ramage

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Angus MacDonald. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Angus MacDonald. Picture: Callum Mackay.

The new MP for Inverness has entered the great A9 dualling debate following yesterday’s Holyrood statement.

Responding to the announcement by Cabinet Secretary for Transport Fiona Hyslop that the contract for dualling the Tomatin to Moy section of the A9 is set to be awarded to Balfour Beatty, Angus MacDonald said: “It took NASA 11 years to put a man on the moon but it’s going to take the SNP almost 30 years to dual the A9.”

The member for Inverness, Skye and West Ross-shire conceded: “Any scraps of progress are to be welcomed but for as long as the full road remains incomplete the Highland economy will continue to be held back and tragic road deaths will continue to mount up.

“Given their previous record, the Scottish Government are going to have to work extremely hard to win back the trust of people who rely on this road.

"I will continue to stand up for people in Inverness, Skye and West Ross-shire who want to see the full stretch completed after so many years of false dawns."


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