(6th July update: Hazard alert removed.) Transport Scotland has put the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful back on hazard alert from this afternoon (5th July).
However, this time they are advising that motorists exercise ‘caution’ as opposed to the ‘extreme caution’.
Editor’s Note: In an exchange between two readers, Robert Wakeham and ferryman, the issue of the underlying geological nature of Glen Croe with Rest and Be Thankful came up.
Mr Wakeham has now sent us a letter he had form the British Geological Survey in 2001 in response to questions he had asked them on this matter. The detailed information is interesting – as is the fact that the only workable solution is clearly, as we and others have been saying for some time, to build galleries over threatened parts of this road.
The two pages of the BGS letter to Mr Wakeham are here: