A83 Rest and Be Thankful minor landslide

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This photograph from BEAR Scotland of the minor landslide at Rest and Be Thankful shows that there is not much material on the road,

A83 rabt

BEAR will shortly be issuing a situation update, after the full geophysical survey they have been doing since first light this morning, 16th January.

The road remains open under temporary traffic lights.

[9am situation update here.]

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2 Responses to A83 Rest and Be Thankful minor landslide

  1. I don’t think that planting trees is going to help much. As the Geological Survey have stated: “The recent landslides here have largely been associated with slope deposits, including peat and topsoil as well as the underlying layers of colluvium. The colluvium comprises sandy to gravelly silts and clays, with varying amounts of cobbles and boulders.” This mix sits on top of the bedrock, with water conveniently supplying the lubricant. If you plant trees in it, you end up having trees landing on the road as well as the debris.

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