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Cllr Mackie - Opportunity for 'huge' tourist growth



A CAITHNESS councillor has issued a plea for better transport links while recognising the opportunity for “huge” tourist growth.


Councillor Struan Mackie raised the issue at Highland Council with a motion calling on the Scottish Government to take action to improve rail services across the Highlands, co-signed by Councillor Willie Mackay.


This follows renewed calls at national level for the Scottish Government to make good a promise from a decade ago by the then First Minister, Alex Salmond, to make rail competitive with road.