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…

Wednesday evening ferry update

Firstly, there are now temporary signs, erected by the Highland Council, at both the Lochybridge and West End roundabouts advising that the Corran Ferry is suspended. The main electronic sign heading out of town, which is operated by Transport Scotland, still highlights roadworks elsewhere despite contact from officers again today. However, I understand they have…

Update on Corran Ferry

This is an update from my point of view as your local councillor, trying to pull together numerous emails, telephone calls and conversations I’ve had in the last 24 hours. Firstly, I know that many have expressed concern about driving along the A861 from Kinlocheil to Ardgour – mainly as a result of motorists not…

Corran Ferry Update

Officers have just provided the following update on the Corran Ferry service, which is currently suspended following a breakdown with the steering. “This breakdown caused the ferry to briefly touch the rocks beside the Nether Lochaber slipway today at 12.36pm. Due to the professionalism and competency of the ferry team, no harm was done to…

Supporting community in historic graveyard transfer

Last autumn, the council sanctioned what was tantamount to vandalism to a stone wall alongside the historic Craig Mhor graveyard in Onich. They planned to do so with no consultation or discussion with the local community, who could have found a quick solution to any supposed health and safety fears. Despite my vocal opposition, my…

Andrew’s End of Term Report

It doesn’t seem possible that five years ago I decided to stand for election to Highland Council. I was campaigning to get our public toilets re-opened in the village after the council closed them without any announcement. I was angry and that is what made up my mind to stand. I am pleased that they…

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,…