§ Mr. M. MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether Inverness-shire County Council has yet approved a scheme for a viaduct from Benbecula to North Uist Island; whether the proposed viaduct is intended to be linked with Grimsay Island; what the County Council's estimate of the cost of the scheme is; and whether, and with what result, the Scottish Department of Agriculture has been approached for financial assistance with this project.
I understand that the County Council are examining several alternative schemes for a viaduct between Benbecula and North Uist and that two of the schemes take in Grimsay. The cost is provisionally estimated at not less than £100,000. The Department of Agriculture for Scotland has not been approached for financial assistance.