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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-00989

A83 Rest and Be Thankful

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Thursday, September 2, 2021

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Miles Briggs, Ariane Burgess, Alexander Burnett, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rhoda Grant, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Jenni Minto, Edward Mountain, Emma Roddick, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 6, 2021

That the Parliament recognises what it sees as the ongoing frustration felt by communities and businesses across Argyll and Bute as a result of the reported continued problems on the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful pass; acknowledges the establishment of the Rest and Be Thankful Campaign group, representing 1,500 businesses across Argyll and Bute; notes the group's calls for a more robust, long-term solution to the existing road, and for faster action to be taken to deliver it; understands that, following public consultation, Transport Scotland has identified a new route to replace the existing A83 Rest and Be Thankful pass; considers that the timescale set out to achieve this does not meet the urgent needs of communities and businesses across Argyll and Bute; notes the view that Transport Scotland should explore the potential use of the nearby forestry road as a temporary mitigation route, and further notes the calls on the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland to work with MSPs from all parties, the Rest and Be Thankful Campaign and other local stakeholders to achieve a suitable outcome.