Green lobby can’t leave rural Scots on the road to nowhere

I recently had the pleasure of spending time with members of the Moray chamber of commerce. The region has cause to celebrate its strengths in the food, drink and tourism industries. But my visit also brought home how rural the region is and the impact this has on the livelihoods of the people who live there.

There is robustness and yet fragility there. Its remoteness only amplifies the challenges more urban businesses face in terms of rising costs, recruitment and vital transport infrastructure.

Campaigners need to be cognisant of these challenges before attempting to derail plans to invest in the region. For example, it would be a disaster for Moray if the green lobby succeed in preventing plans to the A96 a dual carriageway.


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