A9 Pitlochry to Killicrankie


This 6.4 km road from Pitlochry to Killiecrankie 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 Brides) Stage 3 and published the draft Orders and Environmental Statement for the project in December 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.

A Public Local Inquiry (PLI) was not required for the project, however a number of objections not withdrawn were considered by the Reporter appointed by the Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) of the Scottish Government. The Reporter issued his report to Scottish Ministers in September 2019

Scottish Ministers published their decision notice in February 2020 which concluded that the Orders should be made.

Scottish Ministers published their decision notice in March 2021 which concluded that the Orders should be made.

The Road Orders and Compulsory Purchase Order were made on 27 October 2021 and came into force on 26 November 2021.

See details of the plans for completion of this project

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.

You can find details of engagement events and exhibition material to download below:

Public exhibitions - January 2018

Public exhibitions were held on 17 and 18 January 2018 to give local communities and road users the opportunity to see and comment on our proposals for the dualling project between Pitlochry and Killiecrankie following the publication of draft Orders in December 2017.

Drop-in sessions - March 2017

Preferred route exhibitions - November 2016

February 2016

July 2015

Designing the route

The section of the A9 between Pitlochry and Killiecrankie presents unique challenges including:

  • widening the 160m span structure over the River Tummel and the 150m span structure over Loch Faskally, both designated as Special Areas of Conservation, will introduce environmental and construction challenges
  • improving junctions and road layout within a constrained corridor
  • working alongside and over the Highland Mainline Railway.