Nationalists welcome A90 backing from Scottish government

Running out of road?: Despite the decision by Scotland's top court, there may be further legal challenges ahead to the AWPR
Running out of road?: Despite the decision by Scotland's top court, there may be further legal challenges ahead to the AWPR

SNP council candidates Rob Merson and Richard Thomson have welcomed the announcement that the dualling of the Tipperty – Balmedie section of the A90 has been progressed by the Scottish Government with the publication of made orders.

Ellon & District SNP councillor Rob Merson, said: “As a resident of Ellon for over 35 years, I am well aware of the importance of the road link to Aberdeen. Allied to the construction of the AWPR, journey times will be improved for travellers across North Aberdeenshire. The people of the North-east can at last look forward to having the roads which they ought to have had thirty years ago.

“The fact that most of the route will be constructed alongside the existing route should also minimise disruption during the construction phase.”

Fellow SNP candidate for Ellon & District Richard Thomson added: “This represents an important milestone for the Balmedie-Tipperty project. It is good news for the North-east in general and Ellon in particular. Procuring Balmedie-Tipperty together with the AWPR makes a lot of sense as it will help secure important savings for the public purse.

“I hope that following the devastating judgement against the anti-AWPR lobby last month, work can soon get underway on a road which almost everyone agrees is long overdue.”