Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has called on Nicola Sturgeon to ‘do the decent thing’ and give the communities in the shadow of the Queensferry crossing access to its official opening.
There’s growing public anger over the SNP Government’s failure to throw open the event to the communities, opting instead for a ballot open to all on a website with only a limited number of tickets for select groups. MSP for Edinburgh Western Alex Cole-Hamilton has also pressed the First Minister to release tickets to residents.
Ms Jardine criticised the Government's move saying:
“This looks like little more than a publicly funded publicity stunt.
“The opening was the SNP’s chance to thank our communities for the disruption they have endured and will continue to endure because of the bridge building, road works and housing developments.
“Instead they have chosen to ignore that and use the opening as a blatant attempt to bolster their own sagging prestige.
“There is still time for them to do the decent thing and recognise the contribution of local communities.”