An open letter to Transport Minister Humza Yousaf regarding the A83 at Strone Point and the Rest and be Thankful
Yet another accident has happened on the A83 at Strone Point near Inveraray. Luckily no one was killed.
As the administrative nightmare continues regarding this whole issue, I guess I’m asking what it will take for this to be resolved and taken forward.
We have had multiple deaths, multiple accidents and injuries and again another recent crash.
Will it take yet another death before it sinks into those who are digging in their feet the unacceptable time we in Argyll have had to wait for this to be taken forward. More carnage may occur whilst the people in authority sit in rooms far away from the site.
If this was the Forth road project, would we have had to wait for about a year before we could even start? I don’t think so, and all I am requesting is that we in Argyll are treated the same as any county in Scotland.
I do hope you are able to assist with this, as I do have faith in you, given the meetings we have had and, I believe, so do others - but the longer this goes on it does not bode well for the relationships that we require to get the work on the A83 going.
Would it also be possible for an update on the pits that were going to go in at the Rest and be Thankful? It is fast approaching another winter when the landslides are more prominent, and yet I don’t see the work being done.
I look forward to hearing from you, and I will continue to work positively with you but as you may see in this message it is increasingly frustrating to have to write to you when the agreed works should have been completed. Councillor Douglas Philand, Argyll and Bute First
Editor’s note: Since this letter was written, a further accident has occurred at Strone Point. See page four in this edition for more.