§ Mr. Mathers
asked the Minister of Transport what developments are contemplated in connection with trunk roads in Scotland, especially as affecting the town and county of Linlithgow?
§ Mr. Burgin
I am not yet in a position to publish a comprehensive programme of trunk road development for all Scotland, but in the county of Linlithgow I am contemplating the following schemes of major improvement:
- Diversion and new bridge at Boat-house;
- Reconstruction of canal bridge east of Linlithgow; and
- Diversion at Winchburgh.
I am also considering the relative advantages of by-passing the town of Linlithgow or improving the existing trunk 2026W road through the town, but these matters will be fully discussed with the county council and the town council before I reach my decision.