Council welcomes A83 announcement

Published Date: 

4 Dec 2020 - 16:34

Council welcomes A83 announcement

Councillor Robin Currie, Leader of Argyll and Bute Council:

“Following correspondence from the council to the First Minister, the announcement of a temporary bund to help protect the Old Military road is welcome in addition with a commitment from Scottish Government to progress an accelerated timescale for a permanent solution. This is good news as we simply cannot wait another decade with further disruption for the A83.

Whilst this is a positive step, all options must remain on the table until that permanent solution is in place in order to help Argyll and Bute remain open for business. Reviewing forestry roads to allow alternative routes to market is currently underway and we look forward to hearing more about potential plans.

We will continue to push for urgent action to help support our communities, businesses and the millions of visitors who enjoy Argyll and Bute.”