The Union Connectivity Review, announced by the Prime Minister last week, has been blocked by the Scottish Transport Secretary.
The review will look into improving cross border transport between the four nations of the UK. This could include looking into projects such as improving the A1 and extending the Borders Railway.
However, it has been revealed that SNP Transport Secretary, Michael Matheson, has blocked Transport Scotland from engaging with the review.
During Scotland Questions in the House of Commons, Douglas Ross MP, asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what engagement had taken place with the Scottish Government. Alister Jack MP then revealed that Transport Scotland have been asked by the Scottish Government not to engage.
Borders MP, John Lamont, has expressed dismay at the revelation.
John Lamont MP said: “I could hardly believe my ears when the Secretary of State told the House of Commons that the Scottish Transport Secretary has blocked Transport Scotland from engaging with this review.
“This is blatant nationalism risking transport projects going ahead. An unwillingness to engage with the UK Government risks Scotland missing out.
“People can hold their legitimate views on our constitution but surely even the nationalists can see the benefits of investing in cross border transport routes.
“Michael Matheson needs to explain why he made this decision and thinks projects like extending the Borders Railway and improving the A1 should not go ahead.
“This is an absolutely shameful decision. People I speak to just want their governments to work together for the better of their area.