Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Murdo Fraser, has written to the Scottish Government to call for proper public toilet and rest area stops on the soon-to-be dualled A9 between Perth and Inverness.
Blair Atholl and Struan Community Council have been campaigning for public toilet provision and have been in touch with Transport Scotland’s Dualling Team but no satisfactory solution has emerged.
In writing to Keith Brown, the Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Murdo hopes to press the Scottish Government into action on this modest request.
Local residents have complained of football supporters’ buses making frequent toilet stops by the side of the road and campaigners are calling for 24hr access to public toilets.
Commenting Murdo Fraser MSP said;
“I have been contacted by concerned members of the public who believe that public toilets and rest stops should be a fundamental feature in the design process of the soon-to-be dualled A9.
“The route between Perth and Inverness is over 110 miles long and similar roads of this length have places to stop and its only right that this is offered on the A9.
“There have been frequent concerns over the danger of people stopping by the side of the road to relieve themselves and providing toilets and rest areas would prevent this from happening.
“Dualling the A9 is a huge project and it would be unforgiveable if this basic service was not provided.”