The North West Trunk Road Unit spans some 1,422km of trunk road through some of the most scenic parts of the country. It also includes 1,501 bridges and structures, including the Kessock Bridge which carries the A9 north of Inverness and the A87 Skye Crossing.
The North West Unit covers a huge area of Scotland, from Thurso and Wick in the very north of the Highlands down to Campbeltown in Argyll and Bute, from Uig on Skye to Perth and Stirling in the central belt.
Trunk roads in the North West range from dual carriageways to single lanes through small villages. The geography is very diverse with weather conditions often having a large impact on the network, all year round.
Trunk roads in the North West of Scotland managed and maintained by BEAR Scotland on behalf of Transport Scotland include:
Did you know: The North West Unit includes the highest point on the UK trunk road network on the A9 at Drumochter Pass, some 470m above sea level. It is also home to some of the most scenic routes in the country, including the A82 through Glencoe and the A830 ‘Road to the Isles’ to Mallaig.