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Roads dismay


My wife and I recently visited Arran on holiday. This was our fi rst visit for two years, though we have spent many, many happy days on holiday around your island over the last 15 years. It is always a nice place to visit.

On one of our days we decided to spend our time doing a trip around the island on the coast road, visiting Lochranza, Corrie Bay, Blackwaterfoot and Lagg. We were dismayed at the state of the roads in a number of locations, particularly on the west coast.

Indeed in some places we found it a little unnerving, mainly because of the rather deep ditches immediately at the roadside which caused us to stop or slow down on a number of occasions in order to allow oncoming traffi c to pass. Pulling over to the extreme nearside was not an option because of the possibility of driving into one of these ditches.

We hope the Arran authorities can spend a little on improving your roads as their current state could put tourists off from visiting again. We would also suggest ensuring that white lines at T-junctions, in the middle of the road and at other places, are kept pristine and not allowed to slowly fade away, which was also apparent during our visit.


Mike Low


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