Coun­cil on wrong routes for the A96

The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - AGENDA -

SIR, – I’ve just learned with dis­may that Aberdeen­shire Coun­cil is sup­port­ing the pro­posed north and east routes for the new A96 dual carriageway East of Huntly to Aberdeen.

These are the long­est, steep­est, most en­vi­ron­men­tally dam­ag­ing, pol­lut­ing, struc­turally chal­leng­ing and, at ap­prox £20 mil­lion + per mile, by far the most ex­pen­sive route op­tions and all done to re­solve traf­fic is­sues north of In­verurie.

I fear the coun­cil is rid­ing on the coat-tails of a na­tional in­fra­struc­ture project to sort out a lo­cal in­fra­struc­ture prob­lem for them and all at the Scot­tish tax­pay­ers’ ex­pense too.


thou­sands in the north-east of Scot­land and re­cruit teach­ers to pro­mote Doric, which is a live and colour­ful lan­guage.

The SNP seems to have an in­ex­pli­ca­ble and il­log­i­cal pas­sion in spread­ing Gaelic through­out Scot­land, with road signs and po­lice cars re­gard­less of the huge cost in­volved in spread­ing some­thing that is not un­der­stood by the vast ma­jor­ity of the Scot­tish peo­ple.

blows a very large hole through one of the main Brexit ar­gu­ments.

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