Following the news that the UK Government will back the building of a third runway at Heathrow Airport, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP commented:
“Liberal Democrats do not agree with this decision. We are not in favour of the unlimited expansion of aviation.
“Any growth in capacity should be spread across the UK and not just focused in London.”
“The SNP have utterly failed to square their backing for Heathrow with their climate change commitments and ambition to reduce environmentally damaging short-haul flights."