Source: The Age of Unreason
This is an update from my point of view as your local councillor, trying to pull together numerous emails, telephone calls and conversations I’ve had in the last 24 hours.
Firstly, I know that many have expressed concern about driving along the A861 from Kinlocheil to Ardgour – mainly as a result of motorists not used to driving on a single-track road. The local police, via Inspector Isla Campbell at Fort William Police Station, have been asked to patrol that section and talk to motorists where appropriate.
The council’s Director of Finance, in the absence of the director normally responsible for transport, is tasked with taking appropriate action to resume the service and make alternative arrangements if this is delayed. I have asked him to investigate a pedestrian only-service with dedicated bus shuttle services either side of the narrows, which would help people getting to work or with hospital appointments…
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Source: Update on Corran Ferry
Good stuff Griogair
To me, the land of my father’s ancestors; Suaineart (Sunart) – one of the most picturesque, idyllic regions in the Scottish Highlands has always been a place of mystique with a deep memory of shared ancestors and an extensive folklore. I have always held its native elders; my people, with much reverence and have made a concerted effort over the years to glean whatever information I could from these characters with whom I have such an affinity.
Amongst the stories I have picked up over the years are those of a greedy landed elite who were never hesitant to put their own financial gain and social standing within the British Imperial program in front of the welfare of the indigenous tenantry who were considered to be an inferior class of human. Their attachment to the ‘barbaric’, ‘backward’, ‘uncouth’ and ‘inferior’ Gaelic language and its culture defined them as something ‘other’, something ‘primitive’.
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