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Local authority 'ignoring' Sutherland speed campaign


By Ali Morrison

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Members of Ardgay and District Community Council feel that calls to reduce the speed limit on the one mile stretch of the A836 between Bonar Bridge and Ardgay, are being ignored by the local authority.

It is hoped a lower speed limit will slow down drivers on the stretch of the A836 running between Bonar Bridge and Ardgay.
It is hoped a lower speed limit will slow down drivers on the stretch of the A836 running between Bonar Bridge and Ardgay.

The issue was aired at last month’s community council meeting when it was said that more than 70 emails had been sent to the local authority calling for the limit to be reduced from 60mph to 30mph.

A 100-signature petition had also been organised and submitted by the Kyle of Sutherland Hub.

The minutes of the meeting read: “No progress has been made and it is felt that the wishes of the community have been ignored.”

It is now hoped that the Kyle of Sutherland District Trust, who are seeking to develop a campervan park next to the road, will become involved and “attempt to seek a satisfactory outcome”.

Highland Council recently told Highlands and Islands MSP Rhoda Grant that the speed limit is “under review”.

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