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MP has tunnel vision for the islands

FORGET ferry crossings: Argyll should learn from the Faroes and build undersea tunnels to link up Hebridean islands, the region’s MP has urged.

Argyll and Bute MP Brendan O’Hara praised the Danish archipelago’s ‘remarkable’ road tunnel network connecting the outlying islands with the capital, Torshaven, and said Scotland and his constituency could learn a great deal from the success.

The SNP MP made the comments after a Westminster meeting with Uni Danielson, managing director of tunneling company Nardoyatunniln, overseeing the Faroe’s longest tunnel, two lanes running for 6.3km 150m below the Atlantic between the islands of Borðoy and Eysturoy – an island which also claims a ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’, like the Isles of Seil and Great Bernera, to neighbouring Streymoy.

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