Update to Speed Limit Review

Five proposals are no longer going forward, this includes two proposals for the A87, and cars will continue to be able to travel at up to 60 mph in the following areas.

  • A87 Invergarry to Viewpoint
  • A87 Cluanie Inn to Kintail Lodge
  • A84 Buchany to Drumvaich
  • A95 Craigellachie
  • A95 Ballindalloch

Another seven of the planned recommendations of the Speed Limit Review will be further assessed in due course while the remaining twenty-one will go forward to consultation as planned.

Transport Minister, Derek Mackay said:

“We are always keen to hear what people think about our proposals and we take the time to consider their responses. We balance these concerns with the need to ensure that casualty numbers continue to fall across the country.

“The safety of our roads is of paramount importance and any proposed speed limit reductions are part of a wider programme of measures.

“Some recent submissions on specific Speed Limit Review recommendations highlighted that the public had strong feelings about the limits being reduced in certain areas.

“We have taken the opportunity to look again at some of the conclusions and recommendations and as a result of that update, five of the recommended speed limit reductions will no longer be taken forward.

“The trunk road network plays an important part in the daily lives of communities up and down the country and it is encouraging that people feel that they can engage with us on these important issues. We will continue to listen to their opinions and take appropriate action if required.”

Notes to editors

Full details of the Speed Limit Review are available at http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/road/road-safety/speed-limit-review

Published 6 Mar 2015