New Uig pavement sparks local criticism

Work that started last week to resurface 1000 metres of pavement in Uig, north Skye, is “shoddy” and little better than it was before, the community council have said.

Local have been pressing for improvements for years and Transport Scotland finally allocated £130,000 for trunk road operator Bear Scotland to do the job.

However, Marjory Crossan (pictured above), secretary with Uig Community Council said she had been told that double that amount was required to put in a new pavement.

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Community council member Seonag Henderson believes the work is substandard

A spokesman for Bear Scotland said they were carrying out the work, not a subcontractor.

He added: “We have been advised of the local concerns. However, it should be noted that the job is not yet complete. All issues, for example the uneven surface which still needs a final, top coat, will be resolved by completion.”