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A75 & A77 Campaign

NEXT MOVES in the campaign for improvements to the A75 and A77 roads from Lochryan ports took place in Stranraer on Monday.

Politicians from both sides of the North Channel, representatives of the ferry industry and North Channel Partnership came up with ideas to be pursued with the Scottish Executive. And the Northern Irish Minister of Transport will also be approached for his support.

After the meeting, in the North West Castle Hotel, Alasdair Morgan, MP, who chaired the event, stressed the need for improvement to take place quickly.

Competition from the dual carriageway A55 to Holyhead for traffic from the south and potential port developments at Port Glasgow, Troon and Ardrossan for northern traffic all posed a threat to the Lochryan operation and the jobs it provided.

Significant strides had already been made. There was cross-party consensus in Scotland that the A75 was not just a local road but a strategic route for the whole of Scotland.

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