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Paint mix-up horrifies Caithness council official


By Alan Shields


The bright yellow paint dazzles in Wick’s Miller Lane.
The bright yellow paint dazzles in Wick’s Miller Lane.

A HIGHLAND Council mix-up left people in Wick following yellow brick lanes this week.

Passers-by may have noticed three of the lanes connecting Bridge Street and High Street to Anderson Lane had been painted a bright yellow on Monday.

Local authority ward manager David Sutherland said the work was undertaken by the local authority planning department in Inverness which has been doing up the lanes with town-centre regeneration money.

“The initial finish was supposed to be a ‘buff’ colour like the pedestrian precinct in Thurso,” he said.

“Supposedly something went wrong with the surface so they decided to paint it. For some reason yellow appeared instead of buff.”

He explained the paintwork was completed before work was halted, adding he was as “horrified” as the planning department.

The colour is due be corrected in due course.

A council mix-up led to these areas at the bottom of Adam Lane being painted yellow.
A council mix-up led to these areas at the bottom of Adam Lane being painted yellow.

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