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Politicians debate merits of Dunlop’s Celtic crossing


For Alan Dunlop: the extreme topography of the Mull of Kintyre (in contrast to that of most of the Kintyre peninsula) combined with the rich archaeology of the southern slopes of this giant headland would surely demand a tunnel for the first four miles from the bridge as far as the strath behind Karskiey Bay. To blast a trunk road along this coast would be extreme vandalism and possibly more expensive than a tunnel. To maximise the social and economic benefits of the Kintyre route it would surely be worth considering the road - via tunnels or bridges - 'touching base' in Bute on the way from Mid Argyll to Dunoon. All this is would be more 'do-able' than many might think - just drive down the Norway coast.

Posted date

19 February, 2018

Posted time

9:53 pm