Reprieve for Scottish rail grant scheme

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The Rail Freight Group has welcomed a decision by the Scottish Government to reprieve the grants provided to take freight off the roads.

RFG Scottish representative, David Spaven, said: “Keeping Freight Facilities Grants will allow new rail schemes to take tens of thousands of heavy lorries off Scottish roads every year. It will mean not only relief for communities the length and breadth of Scotland – including the Highlands, Perthshire, Fife, Lanarkshire and South Ayrshire – but also support for economic development through providing a safe, sustainable and resilient alternative to road haulage.”

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