Transport (Rural Areas)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 25 May 2017.

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Photo of Fergus Ewing Fergus Ewing Scottish National Party

I certainly recognise the substantial contribution that is made by community bus services—none more so than those in the Strathspey area, where the scheme is, I believe, an exemplar. We would all wish such schemes to flourish and continue, because they provide a very useful service to a great many people in rural Scotland. We therefore support the aims and aspirations that lie behind the question, and I will be very happy to consider any specific and coherent policy suggestions that any member might have.