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.
Sarah Simpson, Keith Hall,