Holyrood Grant Takes Trucks Off ‘Fragile’ Argyll Roads

THE SCOTTISH government has issued a funding grant to shift timber movements away from trucks to sea freight.
The £7 million cash boost encompasses ‘The TimberLINK Scheme’ which will move around 100,000 tonnes of timber from Argyll ports of Ardrishaig, Campbeltown and Sandbank to Ayrshire. The prime objective is to take timber carrying trucks off the A83 which, east of the much publicised Rest and Be Thankful, is now classed as a ‘fragile’ road, thanks to the landslips that have disrupted road haulage use for the last 13 years.
TimberLINK, which is already in operation, claims to have removed around 8,000 lorry journeys from Argyll roads.

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