HC Deb 02 February 1893 vol 8 c230
DR. MACGREGOR (Inverness-shire)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland, considering that the Government has agreed to subsidise an extension of railway from Strome Ferry to Kyleakin, in Ross-shire, and remembering that two different Commissions have reported in favour of Mallaig, in Inverness-shire, as being the most suitable point for a terminus on the west coast (shortening the route to Glasgow by four hours at about half the cost), whether the Government is now prepared to subsidise also the extension between Banavie and Mallaig?


The late Government was in communication with a syndicate which was formed to undertake a railway extension between Banavie and Mallaig, but the negotiations fell through. The present Government has not been approached by any company or syndicate with a proposal to construct the railway.