A83 and A815 reopen following landslides

Road maintenance and management firm BEAR Scotland has confirmed that the A83 between Tarbet and Inveraray has re-opened to all traffic after closures due to landslides caused by heavy rain. Since Saturday, this section of the A83 has been closed to allow the extensive clear-up of landslide material from the route at Glen Kinglas, and […]

BEAR Scotland gives A83 update

Work is now well underway to clear sections of the A83 affected by landslips after heavy rain over the weekend. BEAR Scotland says within the road closed section of the A83 between Inverary and the Rest and Be Thankful, six further landslips have been identified. It has removed 9,500 tonnes of debris from the A83 […]

Rest and Be Thankful closed after A83 landslides

Heavy and persistent rainfall on Friday evening and Saturday have caused major impacts on the trunk and local roads networks in Scotland, with significant disruption across Argyll. The area around the A83 Rest and Be Thankful saw a month’s worth of rain, around 160mm, fall over 36 hours. Road operator BEAR Scotland says catch pits […]

First phase of ground investigations to get underway at A83 Rest and Be Thankful

Preparations for work to reduce the risk of landslips at the A83 Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll and Bute is getting underway, with a ground investigation providing a detailed geotechnical understanding of the ground conditions, this being essential to inform the detailed design and construction of the first phase of the Old Military Road […]

Community group criticises “ugly” Rest and Be Thankful solution

The chair of a community group in Loch Lomand has criticised plans to build an open-sided tunnel along the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful. The design is the chosen solution to years of disruption on the road due to landslips, and the threat of them which often means the road is shut. However […]

Councillor questions Rest and Be Thankful shelter solution

A councillor an the area affected by repeated closures of the Rest and Be Thankful stretch of the A83 in Argyll and Bute is questioning plans to build a new debris shelter on the route. Last week Transport Scotland announced the selection of the preferred option follows design and assessment work on five options through […]

Transport Scotland picks debris shelter as long-term Rest and Be Thankful solution

Transport Scotland has decided the construction of a debris flow shelter is the preferred option for the long-term solution to address long-term challenges at the A83 Rest and Be Thankful. It says he selection of the preferred option follows design and assessment work on five options through the Glen Croe valley. The road has been […]

Labour MSP calls for Rest and Be Thankful clarity

The Scottish Government is coming under renewed pressure to find a solution to the long-term problems facing the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful. The road is frequently closed to traffic because of landslip fears leading to disruptive diversions, with the local council pleading for a “permanent solution“. Now Scottish Labour Deputy Leader Jackie […]

Call to “keep up the pressure” over Rest and Be Thankful

Councillors, businesses and citizen action groups in the Argyll region of Scotland are being urged not to “go easy” on Scotland’s new-look cabinet over the troubled Rest and Be Thankful road. Argyll and Bute’s provost has called for the council to keep the pressure on new Scottish transport secretary, Kevin Stewart, on the stretch of […]


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