Pressure on MSPs to accelerate Rest solution

The A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful is blighted by landslides.

Want to read more?

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

A South Kintyre councillor determined to find a timely solution to a landslide-prone section of the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful has written to Argyll’s nine MSPs.

Following this month’s Scottish Parliament election, Argyll First councillor Donald Kelly is calling for the Members of the Scottish Parliament to put pressure on the government to find a permanent solution to the ongoing problems.

Councillor Kelly said: ‘Argyll First has campaigned relentlessly for a permanent solution to be implemented at the Rest and Be Thankful, submitting two petitions to the Scottish Government which led to the formation of the A83 task force and finally getting the government to agree to implementing a permanent solution.

‘Like many others, we are disappointed and frustrated with the much-mooted timescales associated with the proposed solution.

‘We continue to put pressure on the government to accelerate the programme of work and have written to the nine MSPs who now represent us to do likewise.’