A DRIVE is on to resurrect the Elgin Bypass Campaign.
The campaign, launched in 2002 by The Northern Scot and Moray Trades Union Council, fought for a bypass to be included in future roads plan.
That saw former editor Pauline Taylor deliver a petition to the Scottish Parliament along with Larry Easton of the trades council.
Mr Easton, who is chair of the campaign, this week told members of the trades council that with the Scottish Government now giving a commitment to dual the entire length of the A96 between Inverness and Aberdeen, there was a need to push Elgin’s case to the forefront again.
Delegate John Divers, who is also a councillor for Elgin, said: “We need to start pushing or we will get left behind again.”
The Scottish Government has also pledged to dual the length of the A9 from Perth to Inverness as part of a major upgrade of the roads network over the next 20 years.