MSP welcomes Naver Bridge tendering

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, has welcomed news that the first stage of the tender process to replace the existing Naver Bridge in north-west Sutherland is expected to start imminently.

Mrs Grant made representation to Highland Council earlier this year, highlighting the concerns the community brought to her about the perilous condition of the existing bridge.

She said “I am pleased that things are now moving forward, no doubt as a result of the concerns that members of the community, and the Bettyhill, Altnaharra and Strathnaver Community Council, raised.

“I will be keeping an eye on how things progress and very much hope that work on the new bridge will begin in early summer next year as reported.”