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Road safety in Carbost will be the subject of a meeting on Friday 18 October.

Representatives from Police Scotland, Highland Council and residents from Carbost will gather to discuss ways to improve road safety in the west Skye village.

Kate Forbes MSP organised the roundtable meeting to seek constructive ways forward following local concerns. One person who met with the Skye MSP, was hit by a passing vehicle.

Kate was told locally that there had been several near misses, which appear to have been the result of reckless driving. It is understood that on multiple occasions public footpaths for pedestrians have effectively been used as ‘passing places’.

Kate said: “This meeting about road safety has been convened in response to concerns that were raised with me during the summer tour.

“I recognise that Carbost gets really busy during the summer months, and there is very little space for passing cars.

“A number of individuals raised concerns about near misses and so I agreed to get people together to look at how we can improve road safety. I hope that it is a constructive meeting.”

The meeting will be held at Minginish Community Hall.

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