AN ONGOING row between Upper Nithsdale’s MSP and Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has moved onto social media.

Oliver Mundell said he was astonished by a post from Mr Yousaf in response to yet another question on the so-called temporary traffic lights on the A76 — which have been in place for more than 1,000 days.

On Monday afternoon, Mr Yousaf made reference to a Parliamentary question from Mr Mundell that was asking him to inspect the route first-hand.

Mr Yousaf tweeted: “I am responsible for 3,500km of trunk road network. Are opposition seriously now demanding I personally inspect every inch?!”

This led to a furious outburst from Mr Mundell who branded the minister ‘arrogant’ and ‘out of touch’.

He said: “Instead of being so dismissive towards my constituents, who constantly get in touch with me about the delays and condition of the A76, Mr Yousaf could have at least considered taking up my request to see how poor a state the A76 is in.

“By posting this online, all the transport minister has shown my constituents is a major level of arrogance and that he is completely out of touch with the concerns of my constituents who have to endure this route on a daily basis.

“The A76 is absolutely vital for the local economy, yet the he seems more concerned with hitting out at opposition MSPs on social media which is completely unacceptable.”