Brown to hear A83 landslip plans

The Scottish transport minister is to learn how £1 million dedicated to deal with a notorious landslip site on the A83 will help.

The site, at the Rest and Be Thankful point, has been closed numerous times because of landslips.

Described by the minister as a "lifeline route" due to the communities it serves throughout Argyll, the site is often affected by severe weather.

After last week announcing that a further £1 million would be spent dealing with future incidents and providing additional contingencies, Keith Brown is to learn more about the work planned.

Last week Mr Brown said the extra cash would be used to put additional netting on the hillside to help prevent landslips.

He also explained that the Forestry Commission Scotland was helping to "explore options for making emergency use of forest roads".

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