Published: 06/09/2017 12:25 - Updated: 06/09/2017 16:54

Council fork out £20K to angry Highland motorists hit by road damage

 

Damaged roads are costing the council in compensation claims.
Damaged roads are costing the council in compensation claims.
MORE than £20,000 has been dished out to motorists in compensation for cars damaged on crumbling Highland roads.

 

In the last year the council has had to pay £20,958 to 92 angry motorists to fix vehicles damaged by potholes, drainage problems or other road faults, averaging £227 per claim.

The information was revealed after Black Isle councillor Craig Fraser prompted places committee chairman Allan Henderson and showed a further 128 claims have been made against the local authority, which have either been refused or yet to be settled.

Councillor Fraser will be allowed to ask a follow-up question at a meeting of the full council on Thursday. September 7

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