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There is ambition behind Scottish Canals’ vision for Ardrishaig Pier and the surrounding area.
After the partial collapse in the spring, it is good to see the structure back again in serviceable condition.
An extension and improvement to the pier as part of a revitalised harbour area could be just the tonic Ardrishaig needs, and Scottish Canals is to be applauded for taking the idea forward.
A sore point
We have said it before, but the delay in starting work at Strone Point is ridiculous. If the sticking point is over the need to keep traffic moving, why did Transport Scotland not factor this into the tender specification?
At least Transport Scotland is now saying that ‘progress’ is being made in talks with the contractor – but then again we have heard that before.
A new, sweeping bend at Strone Point will not stop accidents completely, however. All road users need to take personal responsibility, drive according to the conditions and avoid taking stupid risks.