|Junctions related to the A928|
Glamis Crossroads is a staggered junction on the village bypass where the A928 crosses the A94. The junction was built with the stagger when the bypass was built, by deflecting the two arms of the A928. The northern arm, which passes through the village was moived slightly eastwards, whilst the southern arm was pushed west. This has allowed the right turning lanes on the A94 to face each other, with a hatched area between them, for additional queueing space and a safety zone. Left turn deceleration lanes are also provided on the A94, and the southern arm of the A928 has a short left turn acceleration lane.
Before the bypass opened, the two routes met in the village, with a short multiplex. The northern junction formed a crossroads with one of the gates to Glamis Castle, on the western edge of the village. The junction was later turned into a triangle junction, with a connection between the A928 and western A94 routes. Curiously, traffic from the west heading for the northern A928 is not directed along the former A94 (now unclassified) to this junction, but instead taken half way round the bypass and then back through the village. Undoubtedly though, local traffic will use this short cut!
A short distance east of the junction at the castle gates, the two routes split once more, this time at a simple T junction. The A94 continued east along the pretty main street, before some tighter turns, whilst the A928 turned south as indeed it still does. Priorities at this junction have been changed since the bypass opened, with Main Street now meeting a give way line, whilst in the past it is presumed that it was the A928 that met the give way line, with the A94 continuing ahead.
Glamis Castle is situated beside the village of Glamis It is the home of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and is open to the public. Glamis Castle has been the home of the Lyon family since the 14th century, though the present building dates largely from the 17th century. Glamis was the childhood home of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, who married King George VI, and was later known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Her second daughter, Princess Margaret, was born there.