Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

Bridge to more cash


Airdrie MSP Neil Gray has called on the Westminste­r Government to make good on the money Scotland and Northern Ireland are owed as its share of the £20 billion from Boris Johnson’s illfated plan to build a bridge to Northern Ireland.

These funds represent the equivalent of up to £927 million for North Lanarkshir­e.

Mr Gray is demanding the money be allocated to Scotland to be spent on worthwhile transport projects that could transform connectivi­ty.

He said: “Whilst the crossing was a daft idea, the SNP will engage with ideas of how funding can be distribute­d to ensure worthwhile investment in transport links across Scotland which will benefit communitie­s like Airdrie. This also shows once again how out of touch Boris Johnson really is with people.”

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