Let there be light

‘Let there be light’ said MSP Rhoda Grant, checking progress of a dark public underpass in the middle of Aviemore after long delays.

But this afternoon (30.11.22) a team arrived from Highland Council finally to instal illuminations into the ceiling of the brick tunnel linking Grampian Road’s busy shopping centre with Dalfaber Road on the other side of the Strathspey Steam Railway line.

Lighting up at Aviemore. Picture: David Macleod
Lighting up at Aviemore. Picture: David Macleod

On hearing the news of the work start from the Strathy, Mrs Grant said “I’m delighted to see that the work has begun as we head into the winter months.

“These new lights will not only make the pathway safer for pedestrians to use but they will enhance the appearance of the area too.

“I’m grateful to the constituents who raised the issue with me and campaigned so hard to have this valuable work carried out.”

Following much local despair at the state of the dark pathway from the Butcher’s Burn beside Te Vault nightspot, the work had been scheduled for the end of October and due to be completed by mid November.

Article and picture courtesy of the Strathspey & Badenoch Herald