Day time closures planned on A828 in September

BEAR Scotland have notified councillors and local communities about planned daytime closures, over a two-week period, on the A828 between Ballachulish and Connel. It’s to undertake a variety of road improvements, including resurfacing along certain sections. Their rationale is that a fortnight of closures is preferable to longer periods of night-time closures. Full details are available…

E-newsletter – Issue 4

My latest e-newsletter has hit inboxes across Lochaber. In this edition, you can read about my campaign to persuade Stagecoach to ditch their damaging proposals to axe the Sunday bus service south of Fort William. And council officers have listened to my plea for a repair and maintenance programme for the timber-clad “Swedish houses” owned by…

Further call for Stagecoach to reconsider timetable change

Thank you to the residents that have contacted me about Stagecoach weekday timetable changes on route 44 that will have a big effect on those using the service to get to and from work. I’ve made an additional response to their consultation to highlight these issues, as follows: Dear Sir, Further to my previous correspondence,…

Stagecoach proposals are cutting off South Lochaber

The petition urging Stagecoach to reconsider their proposals to axe the Sunday bus service between Fort William and Kinlochleven now has over 250 signatures. You can still sign it here. I have also lodged the following submission in response to the company’s consultation on timetable changes: Dear Sir As a Highland councillor, representing the South…

Save our Sunday bus service

  Stagecoach Highland has sneaked out proposed changes to bus timetables without highlighting that they have axed the Sunday service on bus route 44 between Fort William and Kinlochleven. They have failed to bring this to the attention of consultees such as the Highland Council or local councillors. The explanatory text on their consultation website…

Swedish houses set for timber repair

Two year’s ago I raised the council’s failure to maintain the external cladding on their “Swedish Houses” across Lochaber. I am pleased to report that the council listened to my concerns and undertook a survey of the houses. This revealed that up to 10% of the external cladding boards require replacing, along with some porch…

The Syrian Refugee Crisis

There was a large turnout of village residents for the public meeting explaining what efforts the council is undertaking to house Syrian refugee families, fleeing the conflict in their home country, as part of a British Government scheme. As there is spare housing in the village – flats repeatedly refused by other people on the…