Street crater surfaces on Islay are like being on the moon

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Residents on some Islay streets have likened road surfaces to being the same as the cratered moon.

People living in Corrsgeir Place, Mansefield Place and North Bay in Port Ellen are fed up with the state of their deteriorating roads and are calling for urgent repairs.

Kintyre and Islands ward councillor Alastair Redman said he has been contacted by large numbers of people raising ‘justifiable concerns about the terrible road conditions’.

‘One resident I spoke to said it looked more like the surface of the moon than the surface of a road,’ he said.

Despite growing demands on Argyll and Bute Council’s limited resources, he is demanding something is done soon to address peoples’ concerns.

He added the financial boost to central government’s coffers from Islay and Jura’s distilleries should see those communities getting fit-for-purpose roads in return.

‘Our hardworking roads department are at times between a rock and a hard place dealing with growing demands on limited resources. That said, I would hope something could be done soon to address my constituent’s concerns.’