A83 Task Force driven forward
After last week’s closure of the Rest and Be Thankful, the A83 Task Force will hold an urgent meeting next month. Transport Secretary Michael Matheson, the fourth to serve since the Task Force’s formation, may face a hostile reception at the Loch Fyne Hotel in Inveraray at 9.30am on November 15 when the meeting convenes. Argyll First Councillor Donald Kelly was reported in daily papers on Wednesday saying if there is not a permanent solution he will organise a Holyrood blockade. This week the Old Military Road in the valley floor has provided some relief since opening on Monday. As the Courier went to press, work was continuing above the main A83 carriageway.