Rest and Be Thankful Landslips (A83)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 1st September 2021.

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Photo of Jackie Baillie Jackie Baillie Labour

The minister has acknowledged that £15 million has been spent and a further £8 million is in the pipeline, and £1 million has recently been spent on extending the catch pits at the Rest and Be Thankful. Does he think that that will be enough to withstand a large landslide of, say, 100 tonnes of debris? If so, why does Transport Scotland keep on closing the road when it rains? Does he believe, therefore, that now is the time for all alternatives to be explored in order to maintain access to Argyll?