Welcome for lower speed limit through Nether Lochaber

Transport Scotland headquarters sent out a lot of confusing messages over the last few months, following their review of speed limits along the A82. First of all, they recommended reducing the limit to 50mph from the Ballachulish Bridge roundabout through to the Onich Hotel. Then they decided their traffic data didn’t support this reduction, so…

Jetpatcher set to tackle local potholes

The winter weather over the last two years, has had an enormous impact on the road surface along the B863 between North Ballachulish – Kinlochleven – Glencoe. Some limited repairs were undertaken last summer, but I continue to push for more substantial work. Lots of new potholes have appeared over the last few months that…

Reduced Speed Limit for Nether Lochaber

Residents in North Ballachulish and Onich have been calling for a reduced speed limit on the A82 through Nether Lochaber for some time. It’s a cause that local councillors have highlighted to Transport Scotland on many occasions. At long last, it looks as though a reduced 50mph will be introduced from the Ballachulish Bridge roundabout…

Grass contractors apologise for community orchard damage

Following a week of extremely bad publicity, ISS, the contractors responsible for cutting council grass in Lochaber, has been forced into another embarrassing apology. The front page of this week’s Lochaber News featured the disgraceful lack of care and attention these contractors have shown for the job that council taxpayers pay them to do. Although…