‘Long on rhetoric’
Sir, As usual, Councillor Redman’s letter in last week’s edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser was long on anti-SNP rhetoric and short on fact and information.
He firstly fails to differentiate between A roads and trunk roads, begging the question of the relative proportions as he compares England and Scotland.
It would be interesting to hear if Councillor Redman thinks the Tory Westminster government bears any responsibility for its imposition of years of austerity and cutbacks.
As the responsibility for maintenance of A roads lies with local councils, not the Scottish Government, perhaps Councillor Redman will tell us when the A roads for which his ruling group is responsible will have them up to standard and also have the grace to acknowledge the increase in budget from the Scottish Government that has allowed Argyll and Bute Council ‘to step up to the plate’. David Hay, Minard.