‘Under budget’. There’s a phrase you rarely hear so it’s impressive when you do hear it. Does the Scottish government get any credit for this? Some, surely? If it had come in over budget we’d never have heard the end of it. All the costs associated with the ‘over-run’ in the completion date will have to be met by the contractor – ‘Scottish Government fails to mess-up contract’?
The new crossing is expected to last for well over 100 years and to bring many economic benefits with it including: ‘a stream of new business looking to acquire land and property in the surrounding areas. It will also help advance tourism opportunities.’