Council’s Kintyre road spending plan

Want to read more?

At the start of the pandemic in March we took the decision to make online access to our news free of charge by taking down our paywall. At a time where accurate information about Covid-19 was vital to our community, this was the right decision – even though it meant a drop in our income. In order to help safeguard the future of our journalism, the time has now come to reinstate our paywall.

However, rest assured that access to all Covid related news will still remain free.

To access all other news will require a subscription, as it did pre-pandemic.

The good news is that for the whole of December we will be running a special discounted offer to get 3 months access for the price of one month. Thank you for supporting us during this incredibly challenging time.

 

We value our content and access to our full site is only available on subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device In addition your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards.

Already a subscriber?

 

Subscribe Now

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.