Kate Forbes MSP secures Transport Scotland meeting for Laggan community

Transport Scotland officials are set to come to Laggan to meet with representatives from the community and discuss the perilous state of the A889, after Kate Forbes MSP secured a meeting for them.

It has been confirmed that a roundtable discussion involving residents and Ms Forbes will take place in the Badenoch village on the afternoon of Monday 11 March.

The half-mile stretch from Coldair coffee shop to the road end at the A86 has effectively been reduced to single track because of the road surface and the traffic cones on it to prevent motorists hitting the worst potholes.

The eight-mile A889 was infamously dubbed “Britain’s most unsafe road” thanks to an AA study back in 2002, which compared accident numbers with road length and vehicle usage.

Kate Forbes MSP said: “I am pleased to have secured a meeting with Transport Scotland officials who will come up to Laggan to listen and hopefully better understand the serious impact the A889 is having upon local residents and other drivers.

“For many months now, the Laggan community have repeatedly raised the awful state of the A889 with me. The section from the Coldair coffee shop to the A86 is particularly bad, and is in dire need of repair.

“I hope Transport Scotland will listen to these concerns and next month’s meeting will prove to be the catalyst for improvements.”

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