Thurso and Northwest Caithness Councillor Struan Mackie has backed calls for The Highland Council to engage with business effected by social distancing interventions.
A number of business owners have claimed the creation of more space for cyclists and pedestrians in Inverness city centre could be the final nail in the coffin for businesses hit by the coronavirus crisis. With similar claims being made in towns across Highland. Although Councillor Mackie welcomed the investment, he stressed that interventions would only be effective if they support both social distancing and local traders.
Highland Council is proposing various traffic measures to make it easier and safer for people to access shops, workplaces and other services while maintaining physical distancing, having been awarded £752,954 from the Scottish Government’s Spaces for People fund.