Money well spent

While the uncertainty about the present and future funding of major transport developments throughout Scotland albeit focused on the central belt is disturbing (your report, 21 June), such developments are necessary.

Not only do the £7.5 billion of public financing help to keep essential construction companies in business (EU rules and favourable cost comparisons permitting) but the permanent improvements in infrastructure contribute to economic stability.

Would that even a fraction of the money were spent on permanently filling in all the potholes on Grampian and Highland roads, and upgrading the worst affected sections: never mind getting on faster with the dualling of the A9, A86 and indeed the A82: and what about working on our railways – often judged inadequate for modern times.

Joe Darby

Dingwall, Ross-shire