No consideration for other road users
Sir, There are numerous signs beside our roads saying ‘frustration causes accidents’ and ‘slow vehicles, use laybys to allow queues to clear’.
Earlier this summer there was a mass cycle event along a stretch of the A82. Six groups of cyclists, followed and proceeded by vans with flashing orange lights, crawled at about 15mph and were extremely difficult to pass safely.
Having passed one group I pulled in behind its lead van and was then encouraged by the driver to pass him on double white lines.
As far as I could see this group showed no consideration for other road users and made no effort to alleviate frustration or use the laybys.
If we are to endure another mass cycling event, the police should make it clear to participants they need to obey the instructions on these excellent signs, especially in the more dangerous and difficult stretches, including the road between Ballachulish and Fort William.
Ronald Cameron, Banavie.
Concise analysis of wind farm benefits
Sir, Congratulations to Mike Mackenzie and to the Oban Times for writing and publishing a clear and concise analysis of the benefits of wind farms.
The article also pointed out the questionable morality of a country ‘awash with energy’ inhabited by people who cannot afford to heat their houses.
Future generations will look back on that with horror and disbelief - as most of us do now.
Jennifer Baker, Lismore.
Air movement - in plain English ‘noise’
Sir, I write in response to MSP Mike MacKenzie’s comments on wind