Accident warning over busy Rothesay junction

The box junction at the corner of High Street and Victoria Street in Rothesay, where the white ansd yellow line markings on the road surface have almost completely worn away.
The box junction at the corner of High Street and Victoria Street in Rothesay, where the white ansd yellow line markings on the road surface have almost completely worn away.

A serious accident could happen at one of the busiest junctions in Rothesay if road markings are not repainted soon.

That was the warning this week from Bute Community Council member Mike Blair, who said the box junction at the corner of High Street and Victoria Street was in need of urgent attention.

“You almost can’t see it’s a box junction,” Mr Blair told the community council’s June meeting.

“Is there any way the council can get these box junction lines back down? If it isn’t done there will be an accident soon and someone could be badly hurt.”

The foot of High Street wasn’t the only stretch of road on Bute BCC members felt was in need of attention when they met this week: secretary Mick Common pointed out that it was 12 months since the organisation had raised concerns with Argyll and Bute Council over parking in Ardbeg Road, near the foot of Ardmory Road, and that “no substantive reply” had been received from the authority since then.

Police Scotland have, however, said that allowing parking on both sides of Ardbeg Road in that area acts to slow down vehicle drivers as they travel to and from Port Bannatyne.