Cameron Calls for Long Term Solution Over ‘Rest and Be Thankful’ Chaos

Following the ongoing delay to reopening the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful, Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron (pictured on right) said:

“The travel chaos over the last few days following the landslides at the ‘Rest and Be Thankful’ has been extremely problematic for both local residents and businesses alike, despite the heroic efforts of those working to make the road safe and get it open.

“While the extreme weather of last week was unusual, landslides closing The Rest are all too familiar to locals from across Argyll who are yet again suffering from severe disruption.

Despite millions being ploughed into landslide mitigation measures, it is abundantly clear that this is having little effect and people are fed up with warm words and empty promises to fix this.

“Argyll deserves a long term, permanent solution to this issue, and it’s high time the SNP Government provided it. To that end, I will be writing to the Transport Secretary and Transport Scotland this week.”

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