Average speed cameras come in to force on the A9 today (28 October) as part of a package of measures to improve safety and save lives as a result.

At the same time, in a move that has been welcomed by the freight industry and driver organisations alike, the 50 mph HGV speed limit trial gets underway in a bid to reduce driver frustration.

Representatives from the A9 Safety Group will be available and media are invited to muster at Blackford.

Photo-opportunities and interviews will be available. Please note that all bids for interviews with the Minister should be directed to Sarah O’Loughlin 0141-272-7195, or 07920 477564


Date: Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Time: 08:30

Location: Blackford

Directions: Blackford is located in Perth and Kinross, approximately five miles from Auchterarder. The village is located just off the A9 between Perth and Dunblane.

The media event will be held at the local access road to the south of Blackford. Access is located across from the main junction where the B8081 meets the A9.

If travelling from the south:

1. Head northwest on the A9

2. Turn right at B8081

If travelling from the north:

1. Head south on the A9

2. Turn left across from B8081

Published 27 Oct 2014