Date lodged: 14 August 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Co-op regarding the use of rail infrastructure to service its new £6 million distribution depot at Dalcross Industrial Estate by Inverness Airport.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 4 September 2018
Whilst the decision to use rail freight is a commercial matter for the freight service provider and customer, we welcome all interest in modal shift to rail and would be happy to discuss opportunities to move goods by rail with interested parties. To date the Scottish Government has not had any discussions with the Co-op regarding the use of rail infrastructure to service its distribution depot at Dalcross.