Council on wrong routes for the A96
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.