Gairloch-Braemore Road

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th June 1964.

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Photo of Sir John Macleod Sir John Macleod , Ross and Cromarty 12:00 am, 17th June 1964

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the progress with the reconstruction of the road from Gairloch to Braemore in Wester Ross.

Photo of Mr Michael Noble Mr Michael Noble , Argyll

A series of schemes is being carried out under the Crofter Counties Programme to reconstruct this road. Twenty-six out of the 44 miles have been completed; work is in progress on five miles and will be authorised this year on a further five. Two more schemes will be required to reconstruct the remaining eight miles, and these will be authorised within three or four years, as the work now in hand is completed.

Photo of Sir John Macleod Sir John Macleod , Ross and Cromarty

As the tourist traffic is continually increasing, and as there is no railway in this region, have those factors been taken into account in the standards laid down for the reconstruction of this road?

Photo of Mr Michael Noble Mr Michael Noble , Argyll

Yes, Sir. All the road which has been reconstructed since the war, or which has still to be rebuilt—about 32 miles from Aultbea to Braemore—is being provided with an 18-ft. carriageway.