Decarbonisation of Transport (Rural Economy)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 15th March 2023.

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Photo of Brian Whittle Brian Whittle Conservative

The minister will know that our rural areas are being left behind when it comes to the decarbonisation of transport. We have a huge opportunity here and I wonder whether the cabinet secretary recognises it. We have an opportunity to connect main arterial routes such as the A75, the A77 and the A9 in an electric and hydrogen superhighway that will bring up our rural economy to the standards that we are looking at in urban areas. Does the minister accept that that investment is required?