Moray SNP News
YOUSAF ACCEPTS INVITATION TO SPEYSIDE
Richard Lochhead MSP met with the Scottish Government’s Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf, this week to discuss the need for improvements to be carried out on the narrowest sections of the A95, after it emerged that local haulier McPherson’s are paying around £1000 a week to repair wing mirrors damaged on the ‘whisky highway’.
During the meeting, the Transport Minister accepted Mr Lochhead’s invitation to visit Moray and to see first-hand some of the most problematic sections of the road.
Speaking after their meeting, Richard Lochhead MSP said:
“I was pleased to have the opportunity to meet with the Transport Minister and to discuss investment in the A95 with him. He’s very much aware of the importance of the A95, Scotland’s ‘whisky highway’, to Moray’s economy with millions of litres of whisky transported on the road every week.
“I took the opportunity to highlight the astounding fact that local business McPherson’s are having to spend £1000 a week on wing mirror parts as a result of damage caused on the narrowest sections of the road, demonstrating the need for work to be prioritised.
“Given how absolutely key the A95 is to the whisky industry, local people and other sectors such as forestry and tourism, I invited the Minister to visit Moray and to see some of the more problematic areas first hand. I’m delighted he has agreed to visit and look forward to more in depth discussions with him as to how we can improve the condition of the A95 for all the road users who rely on this route.”