MacNeil raises Coastguard concerns

SNP Westminster Transport spokesperson Angus MacNeil MP has described Scotland’s coastguard stations as the country’s “maritime insurance policy” as he warned against cuts and closures to stations at Scottish Questions.

Speaking after the exchange on Wednesday, Mr MacNeil said: “The future of coastguard services is a matter of life and death and the Tory-government must step back from cuts and closures of this emergency service.

“These stations are our maritime insurance policy and safety, and not financial savings, should be the driving force behind any review.”