Council’s Kintyre road spending plan

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Argyll and Bute council will spend £866,140 on Kintyre roads up to April 2019.

Nine schemes, including the Mull of Kintyre lighthouse road, which has needed repair for years, are highlighted by roads chief Jim Smith in a memo to councillors.

In 2016 the Courier featured the road to the lighthouse under the headline: ‘Rough road ruins magical Mull of Kintyre trips.’ Both Councillors John Armour and Donald Kelly have fought to secure funds for repairs to the Raggs road near Southend, and some have already been carried out.

The spending has been allocated as follows:  Surface dressing: B842 Killellan Lodge £17,000; B842 Kilirvan Cottage to Keprigan £60,000; Lighthouse road £50,000; Pre-surface dressing and surface dressing: B8001 Redhouse to North of Clonaig £285,000; B842 South of Saddell £231,720; Structural patching: Kiells Road £55,00; The Learside Loop £42,420; 50mm inlay scheme: Knockscalbert Way £25,000 and 100mm inlay: Kildonan north of Peninver £100,000.