A83 landslides prompt pledge
The Scottish Government promised Argyll would be at the front of the queue in the second Strategic Transport Projects Review after two landslides at the Rest and be Thankful closed the road for nine days.
Though mitigation work is accepted by most as far from a solution, it will be completed before a more permanent answer is found to keep Argyll connected after landslides.
The limitations of mitigation measures on the A83 were summed up by one lady who said: ‘When I am sitting at the traffic lights I am shaking, always looking up the hill wondering if it will come down.’
Work goes on to clear the 3,000 tonnes that came down the slope over two days.