Glen­finnan rub­bish con­cern grows again

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

A GLEN­FINNAN res­i­dent is again high­light­ing grow­ing amounts of rub­bish in lay-bys along a Highland road.

The Oban Times was con­tacted at the end of last year by a res­i­dent urg­ing Highland Coun­cil and road users to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for keep­ing the area tidy.

Con­cerns have been raised again af­ter Colin Mor­ley sin­gle-hand­edly col­lected a ‘moun­tain’ of rub­bish along the A830.

Speak­ing to The Oban Times, Mr Mor­ley said: ‘ There are no bins from Fort Wil­liam to Glen­finnan and there is a lot of lit­ter in the lay-bys. There needs to be some bins on the route.

‘There are lots of new bins and re­cy­cling bins on the way up to In­ver­ness, and I know the coun­cil is un­der a lot of pres­sure at the mo­ment, but it needs to look at what’s go­ing on down here.’

Mr Mor­ley also noted the grow­ing num­ber of tourists on the road and in Glen­finnan: ‘ Glen­finnan is get­ting busier and busier.

‘ We used to get some respite from tourists in the win­ter, but it’s been con­stant this year.’ Af­ter be­ing con­tacted by

The Oban Times, a Highland Coun­cil spokesper­son said: ‘Re­gard­ing the clear­ing of lay-bys, any lay-by which has a lit­ter bin on­site has the bin emp­tied and the area cleared of lit­ter at least once weekly. Oth­ers are lit­ter picked and cleared of rub­bish monthly, un­less there are spe­cific com­plaints about fly tip­ping which are dealt with as soon as pos­si­ble.

‘Com­mu­nity ser­vices staff were in the area on Mon­day Fe­bru­ary 6 and al­though there is what could be termed fairly light lit­ter­ing on some of the verges, there was noth­ing in any of the lay-bys in Glen­finnan.’

Pho­to­graph: Colin Mor­ley.

Rub­bish has been gath­er­ing in lay-bys from Fort Wil­liam to Glen­finnan.

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