Rest and Be Thankful in Scotland: a remarkable bund, 6 m high and 180 m long, has been constructed to protect the Old Military Road from landslides
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Late last week the Scottish Government announced the preferred route corridor for the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful. The road will remain within Glen Croe, but there is a range of options for how it will be aligned.
The problematic A83 at Rest and Be Thankful in Scotland: the cause of the landslide problems that cause repeated disruption
Image from The Times The Scotsman is reporting today that engineers anticipated the occurrence of the Rest and Be Thankful slide this week, shutting down the road before the slide happened. The report suggests that the intense rainfall prompted an inspection of the hillside by engineers because of the previous occurrence of landslides at this site. Once there, the engineers noted that the water in the burn (stream) was discoloured …
The BBC has a short video on its website of the Rest and Be Thankful landslide site in Scotland. It can be found here.
Probably the most infamous landslide event in recent years in the UK occurred in Scotland in August 2004 when a series of landslides occurred, including one on the A83 at the rather delightfully named “Rest and Be Thankful”. The same area was affected again by landslides in 2007. The images from the time were quite spectacular, as shown by the BBC at this web page, which is the 2007 slide: …