(354)  SKYE BRIDGE TOLLS

As the Skye and Kyle Against the Tolls group prepared to renew its campaign of non-payment of the Skye Bridge tolls, in protest at the failure of the Scottish Executive to implement the part of the Partnership Agreement pledging to remove the tolls (see No 228), Highland Regional Council also announced on 7 May 2004 that it was seeking judicial review of the Executive’s inaction.  The challenge is based upon the argument that the tolls would be charged for only as long as needed to repay the cost of building the bridge; and it is alleged that this has now been exceeded by some £4 million.

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