Appendix G

Email issued to key stakeholders highlight the preferred route and public exhibitions

Good morning,

Access to Argyll and Bute A83 - Preferred Route Exhibitions

As you may be aware the Minister for Transport, Kevin Stewart MSP has announced the preferred route for the permanent, long-term solution for the Access to Argyll and Bute (A83) project.

Transport Scotland has undertaken detailed assessment work to develop a safe and resilient permanent solution to the issues faced at the Rest and Be Thankful.

Improving the resilience of the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful remains a priority for the Scottish Government.

We are contacting you to let you know that public exhibitions are being held to give you the opportunity to view and comment on the Access to Argyll and Bute (A83) preferred route.

Transport Scotland and its consultant Atkins WSP Joint Venture will be on hand to discuss the preferred route and explain the next steps for the project.

Details of the public exhibitions are as follows:

The Three Villages Hall, Arrochar, G83 7AB

  • Monday 12 June, 12pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 13 June, 10am to 5pm

Lochgilphead Baptist Church, Lochgilphead, PA31 8LP

  • Wednesday 14 June, 12pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 15 June, 10am to 5pm

A virtual exhibition room is also available for anyone unable to attend the in-person events and can be found here

We welcome your feedback on the preferred route, please provide any comments you may have by 28 July2023 via the online feedback form which can be found in the virtual exhibition room.

For further information, please visit: or email

Acknowledgement email issued following feedback received via the A83 email mailbox

Thank you for submitting feedback in relation to the Argyll and Bute (A83) preferred route public exhibition for the permanent, long-term solution at the Rest and Be Thankful.

Your feedback has been received by the project team and a response will be issued, where

relevant, following the end of the consultation period (28 July 2023).