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Transport plea amid Moray RAF uncertainty

Moray Council is to appeal for help to improve transport links, which it says are vital if the area's economy is to survive RAF cutbacks.

The authority has agreed to seek assistance from both Holyrood and Westminster for a series of upgrades.

They include improvements to the A95 and A96 trunk roads and more frequent trains to Aberdeen and Inverness.

The airfield at RAF Kinloss will cease to operate after 31 July and RAF Lossiemouth's future remains uncertain.

A decision on RAF Lossiemouth, and that of RAF Leuchars in Fife, will be announced after the Scottish elections in May.

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