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“The Scottish Government is committed to keeping Argyll and Bute open for business,” said transport minister Derek Mackay (above), speaking at a meeting of the A83 taskforce, held at Arrochar today, Monday, to announce further funding to help reduce problems at the landslip prone Rest and be Thankful.

 

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THE FINAL FLY PAST

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There was a poignant moment this week as the Royal Navy’s Sea King search and rescue helicopters bade farewell to Scotland on Thursday.

 The final flight marked the end of an era and the end of decades of invaluable service.

 

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BEAR BLOWS UP BOULDER

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BEAR Scotland, who are responsible for road maintenance, successfully exploded a 150-tonne boulder which was teetering above the road at the Rest and Be Thankful. Our photo shows engineers placing explosives inside the rock prior to detonation. Full story in this week's paper.

OLD MILITARY ROAD OPENS

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BEAR Scotland has announced that the A83 relief road at the foot of Glen Croe has opened after yesterday morning’s 300-ton landslip closed the Rest and be Thankful.

   

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VEHICLES CAUGHT IN REST LANDSLIP

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TWO cars were caught in a 300-ton landslip on the Rest and be Thankful early this morning (above).

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