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Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousaf has been savagely mocked on X (previously Twitter) after asserting a possible new plan for a sequence of undersea tunnels.

The plans, which might contain linking a few of Scotland’s islands utilizing tunnels, had been mocked on-line by social media person Brian Spilei.

Retweeting a submit in regards to the potential new tunnels, Mr Spilei stated: “There is no train from Glasgow Airport to the city centre.”

Mr Spilei’s submit about Mr Yousaf opened up a debate on Twitter/X in regards to the want for extra trains and transport hyperlinks in Scotland, quite than constructing undersea tunnels.

Some responded saying there’s a bus operating, and there are different areas with out practice hyperlinks, to which Brian responded that seven million folks use the airport a yr.

However, different customers agreed, as one wrote: “Stop it with your facts Brian. You will upset Humza,” whereas one other agreed, writing: “Yousaf is in the world of fantasy.”

According to The National, Mr Yousaf is open to discussing the opportunity of linking a few of Scotland’s islands with tunnels.

Mr Yousaf was requested about whether or not he would endorse such a scheme months after a number of Scottish MPs went to the Faroe Islands to go to a tunnel connecting Streymoy and Sandoy. The 10.2-kilometre tunnel reportedly value round £9.8m per kilometre.

On the brand new tunnels, Mr Yousaf instructed the publication: “We’ve always been open as a Government to fixed links. It’s a legitimate question, but we’re discussing this at a time when the UK Government has now cut our capital budget by £1.3billion.”

Mr Yousaf defined that their capital price range was constrained however that he was “definitely open to conversations about fixed links”.

Mr Yousaf added that Scotland was already investing a number of its capital infrastructure into constructing new vessels over the following couple of years.

While a brand new tunnel just isn’t on the horizon, the present hyperlink between Streymoy to Sandoy just isn’t the primary, however the fourth of its form. Despite this, Scotland is the primary nation on the planet to have an undersea roundabout.

The roundabout in query is a part of one other tunnel that hyperlinks Streymoy and Eysturoy. After the present batch of 4 tunnels, councillors from the Shetlands need one other 4 to be constructed for them.

It is hoped that the brand new tunnels will cut back journey instances and exchange the ferries at the moment used for the duty at hand.