The Scotsman cartoon: High-speed rail link shelved

SCOTTISH ministers have condemned plans to develop the high-speed rail network in England before a study to extend it to Scotland had been completed.

Illustration: Iain Green

A Scottish Government spokeswoman said HS3 had attracted strong political support south of the Border “despite little evidential basis”.

A draft report into cutting journey times between Edinburgh, Glasgow and London to three hours was promised in July, with the final document to be completed by next month.

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