Crunch talks are to be held between a supermarket giant and a local elected representative over the possibility of restoring 24-hour fuel access to Dingwall following 999 cover fears.
Concerns raised related to the relocation of emergency service vehicles and workers whilst on refuelling trips during the night who are being roped into covering alternative areas, such as Inverness.
Tesco previously said the outage related to a “technical problem” and that they were awaiting an upgrade that will allow normal service to resume.
Now, Kate Forbes MSP will meet with bosses at Tesco in the coming weeks after raising concerns that the pay at the pump facility has been unavailable for over a month.
Ms Forbes said: “I’m grateful that Tesco have responded positively and indicated their willingness to meet and discuss the issue further.
“I know I’ve tried to re-fuel later in the evening and found the fuel station closed. I can wait until the following day, but obviously others might not be able to wait.
“That is why I am keen to resolve this as quickly and easily as possible and I’m grateful for the chance to speak to Tesco management about this.”
She added: “I hope a solution can be found soon. At face value, there is no good reason why the overnight pay at the pump facility cannot be restored.”