Sir, Being a simple and naive person, I read of the preparation for winter on Arran roads by NAC and was immediately heartened by the thought that the higher parts of the String Road would, on the occasion of snow covering the surface, be treated as a priority route, in particular between the hours of 8.30am and 9pm when there is a significant amount of traffic that includes a school bus.
This is the time when previously the safety of motorists and passengers has been neglected or ignored. Therefore no longer will the cry of ‘where is the gritter’ echo in the snow covered hills and the traffic strewn roads. Oh well, I can only dream.
Mr J Stewart, Blackwaterfoot.