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Improvements to the west coast mainline and an upgrade of the A75 in the south of Scotland have been recommended in a major UK transport review.

The Union Connectivity Review also suggests improvements to road and rail on the east coast of the country.

Boris Johnson invited the Scottish government to work with UK ministers to “take the proposals forward”.

The Scottish government said UK ministers have no say in investing in Scotland’s trunk roads.

“Transport is devolved to Holyrood and the UK government should respect that,” a Scottish government spokesperson said.