Overview

This 22 km road from Killiecrankie to Glen Garry is being upgraded to dual carriageway as part of a wider programme to improve the A9 between Perth and Inverness.

We have completed DMRB (Design Manual for Roads and Bridges) Stage 3 and published the draft Orders and Environmental Statement for the project for formal comment on 28 November 2017.

The draft road Orders define the line of the proposed route from Killiecrankie to Glen Garry with the draft Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) defining the extent of the land required to deliver the project. Representations in relation to the draft Orders, including objections, can be made in writing to Transport Scotland by 23 January 2018.

Community engagement

Community engagement is a priority with all of our projects. Working with those affected by the A9 dualling programme is at the heart of our planning and we regularly run engagement events to consult local communities, road users, businesses and individuals as our plans are progressed.

Previous public engagement events

Details of previous engagement events and exhibition material to download:

April 2017

November 2016

March 2016

June 2015

A public exhibition was held in Blair Atholl Village Hall on 2 June 2015 (11 am – 4 pm) and 3 June 2015 (4 pm – 8 pm) to let the public view and comment on initial design work, including route and junction options, for the Pitagowan to Glen Garry dualling project.

The report on this exhibition has been published

May 2015

A public exhibition was held in Killiecrankie Village Hall on 27 May 2015 (11 am – 4 pm) and 28 May 2015 (4 – 8 pm) to let the public view and comment on initial design work, including route and junction options, for the Killiecrankie to Pitagowan dualling project.

The report on this exhibition has been published

Draft Orders public exhibitions

Public Exhibitions for the A9 Dualling Killiecrankie to Glen Garry project were held in Killiecrankie and Blair Atholl on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 December 2017.

The DMRB (Design Manual for Roads and Bridges) Stage 3 is complete and the draft Orders and Environmental Statement for the project were published for formal comment on 28 November 2017. The draft road Orders define the line of the proposed route from Killiecrankie to Glen Garry with the draft Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) defining the extent of the land required to deliver the project. Representations in relation to the draft Orders, including objections, can be made in writing to Transport Scotland by 23 January 2018.

An artist’s impression of the scheme has been developed:

Designing the route

The section of the A9 between Killiecrankie and Glen Garry presents some challenges including:

  • construction challenges are present due to extensive lengths of rock outcrops along the route
  • there are areas designated as both SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and GCR (Geological Conservation Review) sites
  • minimising land use impacts on farms and estates
  • crossing River Garry
  • providing safe access to adjacent communities and properties.

Killiecrankie Battlefield metal detecting survey

A major metal detecting survey was undertaken in August 2015 on the site of the Battle of Killiecrankie. This work unearthed new finds and improved our knowledge of Scotland’s military history of the 1689 battle between the Jacobite army and Government forces.

The survey also provided further information for developing the plans to dual the A9 between Killiecrankie and Pitagowan.