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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.

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    I think it’s very courageous of you, Lynda, to give us all these details. And I hope everyone takes note.

    Having been engaged in a three year battle with BT, I’ve had a load of email scams (and yes, the shown email address is name@bt.com) – these I forward every time to BT as they’re fraudulent but only had one around the time Tobermory was due to get “fibre” broadband. I expected a call from BT because I’d been complaining long and loud about our Internet connection and could back it up with over a year’s worth of daily speed tests and emails from BT, but they rang at the wrong time. I phoned BT later that day and, sure enough, we could get connected. If I’d waited till whoever caller was came back, I could well have been taken in, though, thankfully, I refuse to use Internet banking.

    Aside from the police, your bank, etc., have you thought about alerting, or ensuring that the police alert, neighbourhood watch groups? Now Police Scotland has established Rural Neighbourhood Watch schemes, it might be well asking.

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    I take your point about people getting diverted, Lundavra. It’s one of the reasons I and others on the camping forum we belong to always stress the need to have plenty of fuel in the tank. Many visitors venturing into the Highlands and Argyll do not realise that filling stations can be few and far between and that alternative routes can be very long indeed!

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    If you are heading north on A82 from Luss, the next filling station is at Crianlarich, then there’s one at Glen Coe and another at Onich. I always fill up heading home at Dumbarton.

    Not decrying the initiative though and it would be very good if more places could have such a facility.

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    I do wonder if A Salmon and his friends ever realise that they are seriously alienating people who have previously supported the SNP by their often inane drivel?

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