Commenting on news that A9 dualling has been delayed as the contract is re-tendered Scottish Labour Highlands and Islands MSP Rhoda Grant said:
“This is a total betrayal of the Highlands and yet another broken election promise.
“Lives are being lost on this dangerous road while communities go without the upgrades they have waited years for.
“It is shameful that on the day Volodymyr Zelensky is addressing the UK Parliament, SNP Ministers are trying to blame the war in Ukraine for the their failure to deliver a manifesto pledge from 2007.
“This is a mess of the SNP’s own making – and the Minister’s desperate excuses can’t hide that.
“The SNP need to come clean and tell us when they will actually deliver this long overdue promise.”