A PETITION to upgrade the A83 at various places has been the ‘catalyst’ to move the Scottish Government a step closer to addressing problems at the Rest and Be Thankful.
August 1-3 2012 saw a three-day closure at the Rest because of a landslide,forcing more pressure on the Scottish Government to start work on the alternative Old Military Road.
After cabinet secretary Alex Neil came to Inveraray to meet with Argyll and Bute councillors and local trade representatives,Councillor Donald Kelly,one of the Argyll First group that initiated the petition,said he was satisfied Scottish ministers were now aware how urgent a solution to the A83 problem is.
‘The petition is moving forward in a positive manner and it was fully endorsed by cabinet secretary Alex Neil last week,’ Councillor Kelly,lead councillor for roads and amenity services,told The Courier.
For full article and for more information about the Rest and Be Thankful see the Campbeltown Courier edition of August 9 2012 also available on line from the same date at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital