A small Highland community which overlooks Loch Ness is celebrating after their constituency MSP Kate Forbes convinced Transport Scotland to build a pavement allowing villagers to safely make it to a local bus stop on the A82.
Residents of Alltsigh – which is a few miles north of Invermoriston – previously had to walk on the trunk road or the uneven road-side because there was no other way to get to the stop. Local bus users include a young mum with a pram.
After months of correspondence with the Loch Ness MSP, Transport Scotland have agreed to build a small pavement which will allow safe passage between the bus stop and the village.
Because of its local hostel, which is also visible from the A82, Alltsigh is popular with walkers on the West Highland Way.
Kate Forbes MSP said: “I’ve visited the house and I have watched, first hand, as cars drive incredibly fast past the front door. It’s a straight section and so sometimes you even see attempts at over-taking.
“There is no pavement right now which means that pedestrians take their lives into their hands every time they walk down the road. It’s exceedingly dangerous. That is why this is such a major improvement for local people and visitors to the area.
“I’m delighted that Transport Scotland have agreed to install a pavement so that people can walk far more safely down the road.”