Pothole of the week returns…

Back by (un)popular demand… This crater between Kyleakin and Broadford on Skye is just one of many potholes that have appeared on the A87 in recent weeks. However, trunk road operators Bear Scotland declined to say this week when they would get round to fixing any of them.

A spokeswoman said: “Since taking on the contract to  maintain the north west trunk road network in April, Bear  Scotland has spent around £850,000 in resurfacing and improving sections of the A87 on behalf of Transport Scotland.”

This completed their planned works for the financial year, she said, but added: “We regularly monitor the trunk road network for defects and will continue with our reactive maintenance of these as they occur.”