Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has condemned the SNP Government’s “catastrophic” management of lifeline transport links in his region.
The Scottish Conservative MSP reacted angrily as news broke of a decision by air traffic controllers to strike later this month, compounding a sense of crisis in island communities as ferry services struggle to cope with demand, and trunk roads serving the region are repeatedly subject to closures and diversions.
Mr Cameron said: “The SNP’s mismanagement of our transport links has, frankly, been nothing short of catastrophic. Communities I represent, all along the western seaboard, are in despair at the state of our infrastructure and what it could mean for job and livelihoods."
“It doesn’t matter whether you travel by road, air or sea, all you see is evidence of under-investment in transport links which leads to frequent unreliability. In the face of this, ministers seem paralysed and incapable of action, beyond offering warm words and further rounds of consultation."
“It’s simply not good enough and we need to see a plan of action which turns the current unacceptable situation round.”
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