Spean Bridge, Roy Bridge and Achnacarry council holds first annual general meeting for 27 months

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Councillor John Fotheringham gave the annual chairman’s report at this month’s meeting of Spean Bridge, Roy Bridge and Achnacarry Community Council.

He told those attending: ‘The community council had its inaugural meeting on February 15 2022 after 27 months in temporary abeyance.

‘We had a further meeting before the end of the financial year and received the Inverroy Safety Report which had been commissioned by Transport Scotland in 2019
following a petition from residents requesting a reduction in the speed limit on the A86 as it passed through Inverroy.’

Although it upheld the residents request, Transport Scotland had decided against
implementing the recommendation in favour of speed management measures. The Community Council was seeking further clarification from the agencies involved.

‘We received updates about the progress of the Coire Glas Hydro Pumped Storage Scheme, and particularly about the proposal to deposit up to 2.6 million tonnes of rock and spoil extracted from the site at Mucomir Farm,’ added Mr Fotheringham.

‘We recognise that if the hydro scheme goes ahead it will have a massive
impact on our communities during its construction and as we are one of the permanent members of the liaison group we will have to closely monitor developments.’

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John Fotheringham Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos

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