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Car abandoned outside Aviemore finally makes tracks


By Tom Ramage

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A crashed car left abandoned for several weeks by Avielochan, just north of Aviemore, has finally been reclaimed.

A skilful bit of manouvreing freed the smashed black Vauxhall Antara estate from its quagmire in a field off the A95 at two o'clock this afternoon.

NEAT JOB: The driver checks his handiwork this afternoon
NEAT JOB: The driver checks his handiwork this afternoon

Both the Highland Council and Police Scotland had told the Strathy earlier this week that the vehicle was not their concern and it was down to the owner to get it shifted.

Today's recovery truck driver, who preferred not to give his name, had come up in his SCB vehicle from Edinburgh. The vehicle dismantlers and auto salvage dealers are based at Newbridge.

TOW TRUCK TRACKS: The car was hauled out from a very tricky position in the field
TOW TRUCK TRACKS: The car was hauled out from a very tricky position in the field

The mangled car was in a very tricky position well below the road and across two fences but once hooked up it could be dragged out in one movement while the traffic patiently moved around the operation in the one free lane, with only minor hold-ups.

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