Rest and Be Thankful diversion owner gets £1m

It’s emerged nearly £1 million has been paid out to the owner of a diversion route used during the closure of the landslip prone A83 Rest and Be Thankful road in Scotland.

The Press and Journal reports that total payments have been made over the last six years, with annual instalments being transferred to the landowner of Old Military Road, Glen Croe Farm.

The numbers were released by Transport Scotland following a Freedom of Information request. Money was paid to the owner under a “minute of agreement” with the headings of “stock movement”, “readiness”, “use” and “reinstatement”.

The road runs below and parallel to the A83 in Glen Croe in Argyll, and is often used as a diversion route when the A83 is closed due to dangers from severe weather.

(Picture – Bear Scotland)

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