It took quite a while to organise a cover-up for this mega pothole that is 3ft wide and 4ft deep. It appeared in Beech Avenue two weeks ago. The Inverness Courier claims it goes for a further seven feet under the road as well.
Gavin Mackintosh is quoted in the Courier, he contacted the newspaper after getting nowhere with the Council or the water authority:
' "They are blaming each other," he said. " I am at my wit's end. I have three kids. I cannot let them out. There are other children who play in the street and it is now the school holidays. They could climb into the hole and disappear."
Mr Mackintosh informed council officials he was alerting the Courier and within hours, workmen arrived at the scene to place a metal plate over the hole and erect barriers around it. "Nothing happened for two weeks but when the Courier was mentioned, something happened the same day," Mr Mackintosh revealed.'
A Gurn photographer who headed for the scene was not impressed with the state of the roads generally around the Beech Avenue area, one wonders how many of the wee potholes have the potential to copy this one?