BEAR Scotland have said that work is due to commence this week to repair a number of roads in the north-west Stirling area which have been severely damaged by winter weather.


Responding to concerns raised by Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford, Transport Scotland Chief Executive Roy Brannen confirmed that recent sustained bad weather had caused delays in work commencing on trunk roads in the Stirling area.


Mr Crawford received complaints from local residents about the deteriorating state of the A82 between Crianlarich and Tyndrum in particular. Mr Brannen responded to Mr Crawford’s concerns by confirming that repairs to the Crianlarich area are due to commence this week (14th March) – weather permitting.


This forms part of a £4 million injection of funding to the area from Transport Scotland to improve the state of the national road network.


Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:


“Long periods of wet weather and freezing temperatures have caused serious damage to roads networks across the country.


“I am pleased that so-called Category 1 Defects in our roads are being prioritised with temporary fillers, with a permanent repair due within 28 days following that.


“Whilst this response is encouraging, I would urge local residents to let BEAR Scotland know of any further defects by filling out the online form at Alternatively, contact my office on 01786 471 899 or”