Bypass objector poised to launch damages bid

By Ryan Crighton

Published: 26/12/2012

The man who tried to stop Aberdeen’s bypass being built could soon launch a bid for compensation under human rights laws.

University lecturer William Walton is considering his position after his final appeal against the scheme was rejected by the UK’s highest court.

He has almost no chance now of halting the project – but he could apply to Europe for a payout from the Scottish Government.

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