Action needed at Rest & be Thankful


Alan Reid, Liberal Democrat candidate for Argyll & Bute, has called on the Scottish Government to act at long last and put in place a permanent solution to keep the A83 open at the Rest & Be Thankful. He spoke out following the failing of the netting to stop the latest landslide to close the road.

Mr Reid said,

"Yet again drivers are forced on the long detour via Dalmally. The cheap patch and mend solution has clearly failed.

"Fortunately nobody was killed in the two cars that got caught up in the landslide, but the next driver to get caught might not be so lucky. Urgent action on a permanent solution is needed now.

"When the Forth Bridge was closed, the Scottish Government rightly pulled out all the stops to get it repaired. In contrast all the A83 gets is patch and mend. This time the SNP Government must put a proper solution in place to keep the road open and drivers safe."


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