Peripheral Route, Aberdeen

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 5:13 pm on 23rd June 1999.

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Photo of Elaine Thomson Elaine Thomson Labour 5:13 pm, 23rd June 1999

I will.

Given the geography of Aberdeen and its hinterland, transport by road will always be necessary, as there will always be areas where public transport is not an easy option. I am delighted that public transport will be given the support that it needs in the forthcoming transport bill, but it must be considered together with roads. I believe that roads, where necessary-and I would say that the western periphery route is necessary-and the other measures in the bill will meet the transport needs of Aberdeen in the next century.