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’?

Recent comments by Robert Wakeham

  • Councillor Breslin removed from administration by unconstitutional Leaders’ protocol?
    And all because local councillors choose to identify themselves with national party politics.
  • Contract awarded for replacement PSO aircraft
    Maybe the government wants to own the planes so it can paint them to match the trains – onwards & upwards with the national ‘brand’.
  • Situation analysis 2: Scotland now – the counter attack
    With all due respect, I was responding to Longshanks – but maybe you’ve both still got some growing up to do.
  • Councillor Breslin removed from administration by unconstitutional Leaders’ protocol?
    Surely the Councillors’ code of conduct should dictate what they can and cannot do, should itself specify that elected representatives must not act against the interests of the electorate – and that should be the test of any such ‘leader’s protocol’.

    The ‘confidentiality requirements’ are perhaps open to abuse – not so much confidentiality as conspiracy – loyalty is one thing, but ‘omerta’ should be left to the Mafia.

    I wonder if the Government’s ‘Councillor’s Code of Conduct, 3rd edition, December 2010′ might need revision to incorporate safeguards against councillors conspiring to act against the public interest?

  • Situation analysis 2: Scotland now – the counter attack
    You seem happy enough to pontificate at length on this blog, Longshanks, or are you indulging in some private perversion, a sort of verbal self-flagellation perhaps – hoping for martyrdom?
    Making a big fuss over Humza Yousaf’s name being mixed up with someone else’s is fairly typical of a certain type of nit-picking whinger that seems to thrive on this blog – and doesn’t seem to be interested in the real issues which, for goodness sake, are more critical both in and outside Scotland now than they’ve been for many a long day.

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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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