On thin ice
Facing yet another budget of austerity, Argyll and Bute Council needs the apparent collapse of Gulliver’s like a hole in the head.
Council officers and members will surely see to it that road safety will not be compromised by a lack of gritters, but it is a safe bet that any alternatives will cost extra public money.
The signs seem to have been there since 2017 that Gulliver’s was facing tough times, so there has to be a question over the wisdom of entering a one-year contract with the firm.
And was there nobody closer than Bristol to deal with?