Cameras plan ‘threat’

By Laura Paterson

Published: 25/02/2014

The economic vitality of the Highlands and islands is under threat from controversial plans to line a major road north with average-speed cameras, business organisations claimed yesterday.

North branches of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have written to Transport Minister Keith Brown about their concerns that the £2.5million scheme will damage the economy of the region.

They fear that the Scottish Government’s plans to instal 100 cameras on the A9, between Inverness and Dunblane, will lengthen journey times and make the area less attractive for investors and visitors.

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