Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



The Scottish Government’s Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf, joined local MSP Richard Lochhead in Speyside today to discuss the need for road improvements on the A95.

Mr Yousaf and Moray’s MSP met with McPherson’s Director Martin Brown who highlighted some of the more problematic sections of the road.  McPherson’s previously reported that they were spending £1000 each week repairing wing mirrors damaged on the narrowest sections of the A95.

The Transport Minister travelled a section of the A95 in one of McPherson’s HGVs to see first-hand the difficulties their drivers experience on some of the worst parts of the road. 

Speaking after the meeting, Richard Lochhead MSP said:

“I welcome the Transport Minister taking the time to experience what it is like to drive an HGV on the narrowest section of what I call Scotland’s whisky highway. 

“The Minister has given a commitment to discuss the need for road improvements on the A95 with Transport Scotland and to explore what can be done both in the short term as well as other long term improvements. 

“The Scottish Government has invested hugely in the A9 and the A96, both of which will benefit Moray massively but the role of the A95 is also hugely important, not only to the whisky industry but for other sectors such as forestry and tourism, as well as for local residents. “