ABOUT THIS REPORT
In August 2004 Transport Scotland initiated the Scottish Road Network Landslides Study. This was in direct response to a series of landslides which had seriously affected the road network.
At the same time a second study, the Scottish Road Network Climate Change Study, was commissioned looking at the distinct, but related, issue of climate change and its broader impacts on the road network. This is a separate, but complementary, study and is not covered in this document.
The Scottish Road Network Landslides Study was divided into two parts. The first part was published in 2005 and was designed to gather and present background information about the landslides issue and put forward a plan for the second part of the study.
This second part of the study is concerned with facilitating the development of a landslides management plan and mitigation strategy for the Scottish trunk road network. This document is a summary of that second part of the Scottish Road Network Landslides Study.