Tom Pearce has published the content of an e-mail from Fergus Ewing in which the MSP includes a list of questions he had for a meeting with Transport Scotland on the 30th of January. Fergus wrote in the first paragraph of that e-mail:
"Many thanks for your note. I have received many representations regarding the consultation on the proposed route of the bypass. This has engendered a great deal of concern.
Whilst there is , I believe, a strong majority in favour of a by pass of Nairn, there is much scepticism and discontent about the manner and timing of the consultation."
Further into his correspondence he goes on to say:"I am putting to Transport Scotland, whom I am meeting on 30th January, these points and will
secure answers to them namely
*Have they used the most up to date maps
*Did they walk the line
*Have they had regard to individual properties on the line of the various options for the route
*Why have they not included other options, which have been previously considered, especially that
in the enquiry of 2000."
Also on the facebook page is a complaint that Transport Scotland have not asked for permission before going onto property with their theodolites etc, More details on the Auldearn and area bypass facebook page.