Support sought for Elgin bypass

A Council in the Scottish Highlands is being asked to give its backing for a bypass around the town of Elgin, amid concerns about a commitment to road improvements in the area.

Councillors in Moray are raising concerns with the Scottish Government over slow progress on dualling the A96.

The Press and Journal newspaper reports Labour councillors Sandy Keith and John Divers will put forward a notice of motion calling on the local authority’s leadership to write to transport minister Jenny Gilruth reminding her of previous SNP commitments to improve the route.

They are also calling for a firm timetable for completing the scheme, including when relevant orders are expected to go before parliament and the date construction will begin.

There have been question marks around the commitment to the road improvements ever since the SNP and Greens entered into a power-sharing deal following elections last year. A climate change compatibility review into dualling the route is being carried out.

(Picture – Visit Moray Speyside)


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