The state of our road networks in the west coast of Scotland has been a common source of frustration for drivers as the winter weather takes a grip of the area in recent weeks.
- As a two week road closure of the Haylie Brae got underway on Monday for resurfacing, West of Scotland Conservative list MSP Jamie Greene has raised the deteriorating state of our roads with North Ayrshire Council chief executive Elma Murray.
- Millport’s Robert Wilson, exasperated at the state of the road around the island, decided to take a humourous take on matters in our letters page recently: “How about ‘Adopt a Pothole’? I’m sure people would jump at the chance to have their own Pothole on Cumbrae they could name it or come and visit. For just £5 a week you would get regular photos and updates watch it grow. Remember a Pothole is not just for Christmas it’s for all year.”
- Largs resident Archie Burleigh has highlighted a number of road issues and defects on the A78 between Fairlie and Skelmorlie to road maintenance operaters Transerv.
Jamie Greene said the A78 in particular was noted as being “full of potholes all the way from Ardrossan the Skelmorlie” 
He said: “I frequently come across potholes and flooding. It’s not just an inconvenience, it’s a major health and safety problem which has the potential to cause an accident."

See a full two page insight into the problem in this week's Largs and Millport News.