Monday, October 14, 2019
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A meeting on a new return scheme for reducing waste will come to Skye.

Zero Waste Scotland will be sharing information on Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme, an attempt to reduce waste by returning empty drinks cans and bottles.

Under the scheme, people will pay a 20p deposit when buying drinks purchased in single-use plastic or glass bottles and aluminium or steel cans. People will get their money back when they return their empty container for recycling.

The draft regulations laid before the Scottish Parliament in September include a target of capturing 90% of all scheme containers. Achieving that means making the scheme accessible and practical for everyone in Scotland.

Road safety in Carbost will be the subject of a meeting on Friday 18 October.

Representatives from Police Scotland, Highland Council and residents from Carbost will gather to discuss ways to improve road safety in the west Skye village.

Kate Forbes MSP organised the roundtable meeting to seek constructive ways forward following local concerns. One person who met with the Skye MSP, was hit by a passing vehicle.

Parking on pavements is set to be banned as Scotland makes history with new laws.

The Scottish Government have agreed in principle to the parking crackdown.  

MSPs voted to pass a Transport (Scotland) Bill following a debate yesterday (Thursday 10 October), making Scotland the first UK nation to ban footway parking.

There will be a blanket 20-minute exemption for delivery vehicles.

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