Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



Moray’s MSP took the opportunity to raise the concerns of constituents over the route option N included in the consultation documents for the dualling of the A96 during a meeting with the Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf.

Mr Lochhead conveyed the strong views of the communities affected to the Minister regarding the option.  He welcomed the commitment given by Mr Yousaf to investigate the concerns expressed by people in Moray and will provide Moray’s MSP with a full response once his investigations are concluded.

Speaking after the meeting, Richard Lochhead MSP said:

“I recently met with the new Transport Minister to discuss various issues relating to Moray.  During our discussions I raised with him the route options outlined by Transport Scotland for the dualling of the A96 as part of the consultation process.

“I conveyed to Humza Yousaf the strength of feeling within communities in Moray about the suitability of Option N – and indeed my own strong reservations – which he took on board.  I also made it clear that the communities involved need a decision to be taken at the earliest opportunity.

“He assured me that he would go away and look into this route option and the concerns of the people of Moray, which I very much welcome and I look forward his reply.”