North West Trunk Roads

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:

  • A9 Perth to Scrabster
  • A82 Balloch to Inverness
  • A83 Tarbet – Lochgilphead – Campbeltown
  • A84/A85 Stirling to Crianlarich
  • A85 Perth to Lochearnhead
  • A85 Tyndrum to Oban
  • A86 Spean Bridge to Kingussie
  • A87 Invergarry – Kyle of Lochalsh – Borve – Uig
  • A99 Latheron to Wick
  • A828 Connel to South Ballachulish
  • A830 Fort William to Mallaig
  • A835 Tore to Ullapool
  • A887 Invermoriston to Moriston Bridge
  • A889 Dalwhinnie to Laggan Bridge

 

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.