Additional week required to ensure safer slope

As part of the ongoing slope stability works above the A82 at Glen Righ, Forestry Commission Scotland is to extend traffic management for one week to allow for additional tree felling and debris removal from the hillside.

Although traffic management measures will now be in place until Friday 10 July, extra staff will be on site to monitor traffic levels and ensure that queues are minimised.

Alex Macleod for the Commission’s team carrying out the work said:

“The operation is going well but we are aiming to ensure there is no loose material on the slope over the summer in-case there are any periods of sudden high rainfall.

“We’ve consulted fully with Transport Scotland on this change to our plans and have also advised that once we are finished on site we will also reinstate the roadside verges below the site.

“We appreciate that it’s the first week of the school holidays and we apologize for any inconvenience that this might cause. However, we will have people on site keeping a close eye on traffic levels so that we can quickly respond to any build up in traffic queues and minimize delays as much as possible.”

The Commission’s final stage of felling operations at Glen Righ is due to commence in September and is expected to last for about four weeks.

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Tha FCS pàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba; a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìon, a' cumail smachd air, agus a' leudachadh choilltean gus buannachdan a choileanadh dha coimhearsnachdan, dhan eaconamaidh agus ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh sa ghnàth-shìde.
  3. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.