I'm just back from attending meetings with my fellow Conservative Councillors in Kilmory and visiting constituents, businesses and front line services in Tarbert.
Infrastructure tops the list of priorities for almost every local resident I speak to and it is hardly surprising given the state of both council and trunk roads alike.
It has been recently announced that a Scottish Conservative Government would invest £100 million into fixing potholes over the course of the next Parliament.
We all rely on our roads but they are now plagued with potholes and damaging cars. Beyond our concerns for public safety, this systematic under-investment is slowing our economy and costing local councils a fortune in compensation for car owners.
We recognise the importance of a well-maintained road infrastructure and we are willing to invest in it. That’s why the Scottish Conservatives would invest £100 million over the next Parliament into a pothole fund to help councils address the problem.
The SNP has consistently neglected Scotland’s roads and the results are obvious for all to see. Fixing our roads will mean safer, faster travel across Scotland.
Cllr Alastair Redman