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Carrying a load of controversy

eforbes@obantimes.co.uk

‘ABSOLUTLY shocking’ – those were the words of one Fort William resident when asked about the timing of an abnormal loadcarrying 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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