Hyslop Welcomes Infrastructure Investment for West Lothian
Fiona Hyslop, Local Linlithgow Constituency MSP, has welcomed investment in infrastructure set out in the Scottish Governments Programme for Government, which will directly benefit West Lothian.
“This investment for infrastructure is very welcome. With two motorways, railway lines, a canal, a nearby airport and a number of cycle paths and walking paths, investment in infrastructure and connectivity is of great importance for those living in West Lothian.
“Since 2007 the Scottish Government has invested almost £20 billion in transport infrastructure and services including the largest ever road investment programme the country has ever seen, including the Queensferry Crossing and the M8 improvements. This focus on infrastructure should help much needed improvements like the Avon Gorge Road (A801) in my constituency.
“Our railway links will also benefit from 20% increase in seating capacity and 200 new services will operate across eastern and central Scotland – an issue that I know is important to my constituents.
“On top of this, Scottish Government is also committed to delivering 100% superfast broadband by the end of 2021 and its Digital Superfast Broadband Programme is delivering over £400 million of investment Scotland-wide to ensure that every rural area in the constituency will benefit from world class digital infrastructure.”