This weekend, with the Rest & Be Thankful …

Comment posted Mid Argyll Chamber of Commerce raises A83 issues with Transport Scotland after Cabinet Secretary’s letter to Michael Russell by Robert Wakeham.

This weekend, with the Rest & Be Thankful closed because of the landslde danger, can anyone say for sure that the old military road option would not also be ‘in the line of fire’ from landslides?

Robert Wakeham also commented

  • If Transport Scotland goes for the option of upgrading the old military road, then it could be very interesting watching large hgvs – say timber trucks with trailers, artic whisky tankers and supermarket supply trucks – negotiating the hairpin bend and steep gradient immediately below the summit.
    Or, in the real world, will the diverted hgvs be scraping past each other along that sick joke of a trunk road up Loch Lomondside, the A82, on the ‘long way round’?

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    NCH spews out so much ‘venomous drivel’ that I’m surprised it’s not yet decayed into just a hollow dehydrated carcase.
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    You make a case, of sorts, MM – but Salmond is very nimble at the footwork, he was found out, I understand that he’s never apologised, and I think that Malcolm Bruce was correct in his comments this morning, saying that politicians do tell porkies from time to time – and that a ‘holier than thou’ stance by the SNP politicians is hypocrisy.
    Maybe ‘Do as we say, not as we do’ is the order of the day?
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    I wasn’t aware that many of these engineers were ostriches, and I doubt that they are.
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    There are already container ports at Greenock & Grangemouth, but as far as I’m aware they handle mostly feeder services to the big European ‘hubs’ like Felixstowe, because they’re not conveniently located for serving by the big long-haul container ships.
    It seems that size of ship and speed of service are critical in the worldwide container transport business, and Murdoch Mackenzie has already stated the case for a hub in Scapa Flow in these pages – the Pentland Firth is used by big container ships in the Northern Europe – North America trade.
    As for HS2, there seems to be a lack of awareness that part of its function would be to free-up capacity on the West Coast mainline for growth in freight traffic (much of it in containers).

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3 Responses to This weekend, with the Rest & Be Thankful …

  1. If Transport Scotland goes for the option of upgrading the old military road, then it could be very interesting watching large hgvs – say timber trucks with trailers, artic whisky tankers and supermarket supply trucks – negotiating the hairpin bend and steep gradient immediately below the summit.
    Or, in the real world, will the diverted hgvs be scraping past each other along that sick joke of a trunk road up Loch Lomondside, the A82, on the ‘long way round’?

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  2. So how much would fixing the A83 and putting vehicles ferries on the Dunoon Gourock route cost in comparison with say the new Forth Road Bridge?

    Why is there such an inequality in spending on transport infrastructure. The A83 and Dunoon Ferry problems have both been around for years.

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  3. This weekend, with the Rest & Be Thankful closed because of the landslde danger, can anyone say for sure that the old military road option would not also be ‘in the line of fire’ from landslides?

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