We've heard suggestions to the effect that Highland Council can do nothing themselves to change the lights situation and they have to go to the table with the high heid yins of BEAR, Transport Scotland etc, etc and get a point of view across. This isn't the view held by Brian Stewart however, Brian is one of the Community Councillors from West CC and he said at the joint meeting of the westies and subbies (Suburban Community Council) on Tues night in the Academy:
"The local authority does have the power to make a temporary regulation the same as they do for a roadworks. The local authority has the power to suspend parking bays, to prescribe a detour in a road or indeed to suspend the operation of traffic lights. They might need a tick in the box from Transport Scotland to do it but Highland Council does have the opportunity or the scope to do that if they are so minded or if they can be persuaded that it is a wise thing to do. "