Campaigners told Neolithic site will not hold up bypass
Transport Scotland denied claims yesterday that the discovery of a Neolithic settlement would delay a long-awaited bypass on the A96.
The Scottish Government body said the Fochabers bypass, estimated to cost £19-25million and take two years to complete, “remains on schedule to meet the timescale recently announced”.
Campaigners have waited decades for work to begin on the Fochabers scheme, which will divert traffic from the village’s narrow High Street and Mosstodloch, and speed up the flow on the main Inverness-Aberdeen road.
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