From today's "Scotsman" newspaper:
"ALEX Salmond was facing a parliamentary backlash last night over his controversial plans to invest in roads at the expense of trams.
The First Minister was accused of ditching projects where the Scottish National Party has little grassroots support and using the funds saved to favour schemes in his heartlands. Mr Salmond has "deep misgivings" about the £600 million Edinburgh tram scheme and this is likely to be one of the first victims of the new government's transport agenda.
At the same time, the Executive's new transport minister, Stewart Stevenson, has announced plans to dual the A9 from Perth to Inverness at the same cost, £600 million. The road runs through three SNP constituencies...."
So, if you had to choose, which would you prefer?
I would have to opt for "Dual the A9" as I think it has greater benefits to the whole of Scotland with regard to usage, safety and tourism. In addition, it would make good commercial sense as it "open up the highlands" to more business....