Spean Bridge

The Oban Times - - Districts -

A MEET­ING of Spean Bridge, Roy Bridge and Ach­nacarry Com­mu­nity Coun­cil took place on Tues­day April 4. Among the items dis­cussed were:

Thanks: The meet­ing agreed that chair­man John Fother­ing­ham should write to Caol and Mal­laig coun­cil­lor Bill Clark, who is not stand­ing for re- elec­tion in the High­land Coun­cil elec­tions, to thank him for his sup­port and guid­ance.

Trans­port Scot­land/ BEAR: Mr Fother­ing­ham read two let­ters he had re­ceived from Trans­port Scot­land. One was to res­i­dent Jonathan Binny, re­ject­ing his pro­posal to re­duce the speed limit be­tween Spean Bridge and Roy Bridge, and a pro­posal to place dou­ble white lines on the A86 at In­veroy. The let­ter did say, how­ever, that Trans­port Scot­land in­tends to carry out a study of the road be­tween the two vil­lages. A Trans­port Scot­land spokesper­son told the Lochaber Times: ‘We as­sess the safety per­for­mance of the trunk road net­work an­nu­ally. From this, the A86 be­tween Spean Bridge and Roy Bridge has been iden­ti­fied for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion this fi­nan­cial year to un­der­stand if any road safety mea­sures may be ap­pro­pri­ate.’

High­land Coun­cil: Michael Tonks re­ported that 14 pot­holes in Roy Bridge Square had been filled in.

Coach ser­vices to In­ver­ness, Fort Wil­liam and Glas­gow: Mr Fotherigham itemised the new Shiel Buses timeta­bles as they af­fect the Fort Wil­liam to Roy Bridge and In­ver­ness to Fort Wil­liam ser­vices. It had been agreed the 7.35pm from Raig­more Hos­pi­tal would di­vert to Roy Bridge on re­quest. Mr Fotherigham had sug­gested to Ci­tylink that some sum­mer ser­vices to Glas­gow could be re-routed via Stir­ling, Cal­lan­der and Loc­hearn­head to al­low speed­ier jour­ney times to Ed­in­burgh and the east coast. A Ci­tylink spokesper­son told the Lochaber Times: ‘ We are ac­tively con­sid­er­ing the sug­ges­tion and, if it is pos­si­ble, we will make it work.’

Re­ports: Do­minic Sar­gent re­ported there had been no first re­spon­ders calls in the last two months but he did not know if it was due to changes in the call- out pro­ce­dure by the Scot­tish Am­bu­lance Ser­vice. The Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice has had one call- out to a road ac­ci­dent on the A82 at the Great Glen Wa­ter Park on the last day of March.

The next date in the di­ary for com­mu­nity coun­cil mem­bers is the an­nual gen­eral meet­ing on Tues­day June 13 in Sp ean Bridge Pri­mary School. There will be no meet­ing in May.

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