Caithness is approaching a “point of no return” over potholes, it has been claimed.

A Highland Council roads worker warned that routes around Wick and Thurso will be reduced to little more than “dirt tracks” in years to come unless there is major investment.

The employee, who asked not to be named, also said that morale among the local workforce is “at an all-time low”.

He described the county’s roads as among the worst in Scotland and pointed out that some long-suffering members of the public have resorted to filling in potholes for themselves.

“We never had this problem before,” the worker said. “When I started with the council, two days a year we were sent out to potholes and it took us a whole day to find one.”

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