Letter: Public works are needed on Islay and other islands

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It was great to catch up with constituents in the villages of Portnahaven and Port Wemyss as I was checking up on local road conditions.

Like so many areas across the Kintyre and the Islands ward, residents are justifiably demanding instant action from both local and central government.

With so much tax revenue leaving our island’s shores every week, it only makes sense that we on Islay are at least given some recompense in appropriate public spending.

It is high time the government, no matter what its political stripe, got on with its day job and looked to serving the commonwealth of our country, our rural constituency and our island communities.

Sooner or later a programme of works must be rolled out across Islay, and other islands, to fix our crumbling roads network.

Roads and ferries are the vital arteries that keep our island’s economy alive and well.

Councillor Alastair Redman,
Kintyre and the Islands.