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By Gavin Musgrove

A889, Laggan-Dalwhinnie Road, Laggan Community Council, Kate Forbes, Colin Morgan
A889, Laggan-Dalwhinnie Road, Laggan Community Council, Kate Forbes, Colin Morgan

TRANSPORT Scotland officials are to come to Laggan to meet with community leaders to discuss the "perilous" state of the A889.

The talks on the Laggan-Dalwhinnie road are to be held after Badenoch MSP Kate Forbes secured a meeting for them.

The round-table discussion involving residents and Ms Forbes will take place in the village on March 11.

The half-mile stretch from Coldair coffee shop to the road end at the A86 has effectively been reduced to single track.

This is due to the state of the surface of the cross-country route and the traffic cones on it to prevent motorists hitting the worst potholes.

The eight-mile A889 was infamously dubbed "Britain's most unsafe road" thanks to an AA study back in 2002 which compared accident numbers with road length and vehicle usage.

Ms Forbes MSP said: "I'm pleased to have secured a meeting with Transport Scotland officials who will come to Laggan to listen and hopefully better understand the serious impact the A889 is having upon local residents and other drivers.

"For many months now, the Laggan community has repeatedly raised the awful state of the A889 with me.

"The section from the Coldair coffee shop to the A86 is particularly bad, and is in dire need of repair.

"I hope Transport Scotland will listen to these concerns and this meeting will prove to be the catalyst for improvements."

Laggan Community Council has welcomed the support in its bid to make the A889 and also the A86 "safer and more resilient for all users".

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