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Carrying a load of controversy

‘ABSOLUTLY shocking’ – those were the words of one Fort William resident when asked about the timing of an abnormal load-carrying lorry that travelled through the town last Tuesday.

The lorry, which caused mayhem in Fort William on July 12, was said to be carrying a replacement part for a wind turbine on the Isle of Skye.

Brian Murphy, councillor for Fort William and Ardnamurchan, said: ‘A wide load came through [Fort William] carrying a wind turbine and it took up both lanes of the road. It caused a long tailback on its way up to Skye.’

Speaking to The Oban Times last week, Mr Murphy said: ‘To allow a load like that to go through the town in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week and in middle of July just seems incredible.

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