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HS2 can benefit Scotland

12 Nov 2015

Senior politicians from Westminster and Holyrood told an HS2 Supply Chain conference in Edinburgh that Scotland stands to benefit from new railway investment.

A report due next year is expected to set out options for linking Scotland to new high-speed tracks further south, including HS2 between the North of England and London.

Keith Brown MSP, Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities, said: “We have the ambition and opportunity to see Scotland benefit from HS2. Part of my commitment to seeing the construction of a high-speed rail link will be the input of the Scottish supply chain, including architects, project managers and engineers.”

Successful transport infrastructure work in Scotland currently includes the Borders Railway and a new road bridge being built over the Firth of Forth