Comment posted A83 reopened now after closure for rta by Jade.
My sympathies to those involved – hope (possibly against hope) that injuries were minor.
Yet again, though, vast detours had to be put in place (also witness crash involving a coach 3 miles north of Invermoriston on A82 earlier, not to mention the A9 closure two weeks ago tomorrow with a double fatality). I should like to know when our Government is actually going to pay urgent attention to infrastructure outside the central belt?
I will no doubt antagonise SNP supporters by saying that, whereas I previously supported independence, I feel that the more rural and remote areas of Scotland would find themselves in an identical situation with an independent Scotland as the present situation in England (and indeed GB) – i.e. London/SEcentric. Believe me, the English saying about ignoring anything “north of the Watford gap” is not a joke! I fear we will see a repetition here in Scotland come independence. Politicians are the same everywhere,just with varying degrees.
Recent comments by Jade
- Parliamentary committee backs preservation of ‘The Tinkers’ Heart’
I’ve always been slightly confused with the terms tinkers and gypsies in Scotland – it meant something very different when I first encountered them in England. Down and admittedly a long time ago, gypsies were Romanies and tinkers were the ones you had to watch out for. Then we got new age travellers – many of whom we found to be the equivalent of tinkers. Where we happened to live before coming back north was a very long-standing site for gathering of the locals and gypsies – coins and artefacts dating back centuries still came to light when gardening. We had a lot of gypsies come by and they were the most charming people. Never stole anything and quite often they’d help us and we’d try to give something in exchange – rarely accepted but declined in the most courteous terms, purely because we’d given them a bit of space for a couple of days.
So if this is important to those people, we should be respecting it.
It seems the UK is falling over backwards to accommodate other cultures – sill waiting an answer on Halal meat in our local supermarket – perhaps we should widen our thinking?
- Crown Office sets our social media prosecution policy
Well, as far as this forum is concerned (don’t do Facebook or Twitter), there might be a less rudeness and a bit more debate of facts to support individuals’ various points of view. I know some may enjoy it, but sometimes it just takes over.
- Today’s travel updates
2 hour delays for technical reasons today on Oban-Craignure services.
- Ferry schedule for Ullapool during harbour upgrade works with enhanced services to come
They’re lucky it’s only going to take six weeks – how many years have the folks of Mull being waiting to get the Craignure linkspan sorted?
- If you’d been the one to open the border from East Berlin 25 years ago…?
Apologies, Sokay, but I don’t understand your post; perhaps you would care to translate?
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