Dual The A75 Campaign Heard At Holyrood


Matt Halliday of the Dual The A75 campaign group attended the Scottish Parliament on the 24th November 2016 for the second hearing of his petition to have the A75 upgraded.

Mr Halliday had been invited to Holyrood by local MSP Finlay Carson ,to be present as the petition came before committee for the second time and took the chance to discuss with the MSP how to take forward the fight for meaningful upgrades to Dumfries & Galloway’s main trunk road.

The petition itself made very good progress with the committee re-iterating it’s request for the Scottish Government to set a timetable for improvement works and stating that the Transport Minister will be called before a future committee if an answer is not forthcoming. Chair of the committee Johan Lamont MSP stated that the committee agreed with Mr Halliday’s submission that the matter of upgrading of the A75 was one of  some urgency. The petition will receive it’s third hearing in the new year.

Mr Halliday said “ My visit to parliament today has been very constructive and I have been heartened with the positivity shown towards the much needed upgrading of the A75. I have been particularly pleased by the comments of the petitions committee and the progress that has been made there. However there is still a long road ahead and the Dual The A75 group will keep the pressure going to achieve further progress.”

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