Friends of Pluscarden will be happy to hear good news for us, regarding the A96 Dual Carriageway Project. Transport Scotland has now officially ruled out the option of routing this major new road through our valley. Their options map shows that one proposal would have made this road pass directly across the end of our front drive. Had that route been chosen, the peace for which our valley and Monastery are famous would certainly have been severely compromised. Thank God that this threat has now been entirely removed!