Potholes, camping and Toilets.

I travelled back early the other day from the West yesterday early to miss all the traffic. Most lay-byes were full of camper vans and tents they must be having fun as the midges were out. Yet it was sad to see so many vans and tents around Sheildaig yet the new campsite had space.  Please support the locals as its a small village and due to cuts by the successive  governments this wee village has to pay for and look after the toilet that many use. It is the same all over the Highlands and to me a disgrace. The census gave the number in the village as around 85 people. The cost of running a toilet is over £5000 annually all raised by the locals. So if you use the facility please leave a donation. It is a sad state of affairs we are in. Why have we let this happen? Surely a working toilet in every village is a right?

Potholes – On my journey home it was so good to see so many groups out cycling. Sadly the road especially the A896  after Kinlochewe to Loch Clair is very potholed and the verges are collapsing due to the heavy traffic. This is dangerous and needs sorted I did report it before.  I drove this way in winter several times last year when the potholes were full of water and unseen. I saw a cyclist crash the other day and helped her she was okay but hit a big pothole unseen until she crashed. I have sent a complaint to the Council on “Fix my street”  an app on my phone. I will keep chasing.

Folk may think I am always complaining but it helps to alert the authorities to these things. Money is tight but what is more important?

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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