Councilors finally caved in to public pressure from over two thousand signatories of this petition, this website and its sister site Nessie on the Net and many others and Highland Council Arts Committee ditched the £360,000 fiasco – known locally as The Dipping Bridge.
This was a vanity project bar none, heavily promoted – indeed pushed – in the face of almost total public opposition by Inverness Provost Helen Carmichael. This individual appears to have nothing but contempt for her electorate and dismisses all the carefully submitted arguments against this, her latest proposed waste of scare resources, as the whinings of “a noisy small minority”. Well, we are the majority and you can wear all the gold chains of office and ermine that have been lifted from our Common Good Fund but we are going to keep biting at Carmichael’s heels until she does the decent thing and RESIGNS. Inverness has a Provost who must go.
Today is a victory against Provost Carmichael, Councilor Doubting Thomas and many others but we must all remain vigilant and stand in the way of their next disaster.