I was delighted to attend yet another successful surgery in Portnahaven yesterday where I heard numerous local concerns and saw first hand the condition of local roads which continue to be undermined by broken drains and water pipes.
Damaged street-lighting and worn out road signage have increased safety concerns from residents of Portnahaven and Port Wemyss.
This is one more example of why it is vital that our roads department and our wider council do not neglect our smaller villages in my council ward.
Many of my constituents continue to mention the lack of properly marked passing places between Port Charlotte to Portnahaven.
While this is a massive inconvenience to locals that travel between the villages on a regular basis, it's the growing number of tourists that travel on our roads on Islay that will struggle the most with so many unmarked passing places.
While road repairs are welcome any pothole patchwork and resurfacing that is done will not last long if drainage issues and broken under road water pipes are not fixed first.
I have contacted both our roads department and Scottish Water on these matters to ask for resolutions as soon as possible.
Cllr Alastair Redman