MSP takes on road, broadband and ferry issues

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Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron is ‘baffled’ that island communities like Islay face intermittent power cuts and have ‘crumbling’ roads.

During a recent visit to Islay, Mr Cameron heard concerns about the poor state of the roads, riddled with pot holes, the reliability of broadband, the power supply and the frequent ferry diversions and cancellations.

Mr Cameron met fellow Conservative, Councillor Alastair Redman, who highlighted many issues as longstanding.

‘I am concerned that many of the issues are the same problems I encountered when I first ran for election eight years ago,’ said Mr Cameron.

‘It is baffling that in 2018, Islay, and many islands, face intermittent power cuts and have roads that are crumbling due to lack of local investment.

‘I have made it my mission to ensure that our island communities are treated as equally as mainland Scotland.’

Councillor Redman said: ‘With another distillery to be revived in Port Ellen, further strain will be placed on roads, ferry services and power supply. I will  press for more action to ensure the infrastructure is fit.’