Clerics: Dual A9 now to end funeral misery
CHURCH leaders have called for Scotland’s most dangerous road to be dualled as a matter of urgency – because they have “no wish” to conduct any more funerals for crash victims.
The Free Church of Scotland’s presbytery of Inverness, Lochaber and Ross has sent a hard-hitting letter to Transport Minister Keith Brown insisting it is the Christian duty of its members to speak out to “prevent the unnecessary loss of life” on the A9 Inverness-Perth road.
The letter has been signed by 14 serving ministers, including the Rev Angus MacRae from Dingwall, the Rev John Ross, who leads the Glenurquhart and Fort Augustus congregation, and the Rev David Meredith, of the Smithton-Culloden congregation in Inverness. Presbytery moderator the Rev Colin Macleod said some of the clergy had comforted families heartbroken by the deaths of loved ones in tragic circumstances on the road.
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