Call renewed for fuel subsidy bids
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander yesterday urged Highland communities who feel they have been unfairly left out of the UK government’s extended fuel subsidy scheme to get in touch.
The UK Government announced that Acharacle, Achnasheen, Gairloch, Strathpeffer, Carrbridge, Dalwhinnie and Appin are all in line to benefit from the 5p-a-litre fuel reduction if approved by the European Commission.
But the choice of communities has provoked anger in the far north as the whole of remote Caithness and Sutherland has been left out. And there was further criticism as the petrol station in Achnasheen village has been closed for five years.
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