Date lodged: 10 January 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-13460 by Humza Yousaf on 3 January 2018, whether the proposed study will include an economic impact assessment regarding (a) the economic activity generated by the ports at Cairnryan and (b) how communities along the A77 and A75 corridors and relevant rail routes are influenced by the current road infrastructure.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 23 January 2018
The South West Scotland Transport Study will be undertaken in accordance with Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance. In doing so it will include an evidenced based assessment of problems, opportunities, issues and constraints in the area including the relationship between the trunk road and rail network and the communities along the routes. The study will investigate the role that the ports at Cairnryan have in the economy of the region and in Scotland both now and in the future. Further details on Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance can be found here(https://www.transport.gov.scot/our-approach/industry-guidance/scottish-transport-analysis-guide-scot-tag/#). A copy of the brief issued for the south west study is available here (https://www.transport.gov.scot/media/41383/latis-lot-2-sw-scotland-transport-study-itt-as-issued.pdf