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“The transport network in the Faroes is the kind of system we should aspire to follow in the Scottish islands,” proclaims Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil

Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil has written to Transport Minister Michael Matheson MSP to suggest the Scottish Government visit the Faroe Islands to see the new 11.2 km Tórshavn-Eysturoy subsea tunnel (Eysturoyartunnilin), reports Stornowaygazette.co.uk.

Mr. MacNeil has hailed the success of the Faroes in creating a highly advanced transportation infrastructure which includes 17 land tunnels and two subsea tunnels with another almost complete and construction on a further tunnel due to start soon.

Mr. MacNeil said, according to Stornowaygazette.co.uk: “The transport network in the Faroes is the kind of system we should aspire to follow in the Scottish islands.

“Infrastructure of this kind would have huge economic and social benefits to all parts of the islands and would remove travel disruption due to weather conditions or issues associated with capacity.”

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Mr. MacNeil (photo) has suggested to Transport Minister Michael Matheson that Transport Scotland should visit the nearly complete Faroese tunnel and learn from the Faroese experience of creating a seamless travel system.

Read more: 93% of the Tórshavn-Eysturoy subsea tunnel has now been bored

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