Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has expressed frustration after the First Minister failed to commit the Scottish Government to a firm date for a permanent solution to the problems afflicting the A83 trunk road at the Rest and Be Thankful.
Mr Cameron directly challenged Nicola Sturgeon on the issue earlier today (18th March) at First Minister’s Questions in the Scottish Parliament.
The Scottish Conservative MSP said: “Once again, all I got from Nicola Sturgeon was warm words. Once again, the supposed need for consultation and statutory processes was used as an excuse for procrastination."
“The SNP have been promising a solution to the Rest and Be Thankful for 14 long years, but we still have no idea when, if ever, there will be a permanent solution."
“This failure to provide any assurances is a huge blow to businesses and communities across Argyll and Bute whose patience with this record of non-delivery is utterly exhausted.”
The exchange between Donald Cameron and Nicola Sturgeon can be viewed at 13:25:00 here: https://www.scottishparliament.tv/meeting/first-ministers-questions-march-18-2021