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List of Abandoned Roads in Scotland

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Below is a list of significant stretches of abandoned road in Scotland. Please do not add Ox-bow roads that are now used as lay-bys.

Image Number Road Name Location When abandoned County Map Notes
A82-study.jpg A82 Glen Coe 1931/2 Argyll
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Long stretch of Telford's Road replaced by modern S2 route to south. Old road extends 2½ miles (4.2km) from Altnafeadh in east to 'The Study' in the west. Some sections can still be driven on by quads/4x4s, but this is a very rare event.
Bridge crossing over Allt Doire Mhic Laimh - Geograph - 5871556.jpg A82 Rannoch Moor Argyll
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Long stretch of Telford's Road replaced by modern S2 route. Now used for long distance West Highland Way path.
Photo-required.png A82 Loch Oich 1930s Inverness-shire
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Old road along eastern shore of Loch Oich. Allocated B8048 number in 1920s, declassified by 1935. Now alternative route for Great Glen Way, almost unaccessible to motor vehicles.
Dunoon-rd-end2.jpg A83 Glen Kinglass 1970s Argyll
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Long stretch of old road lying alongside and parallel to modern S2 road. Runs from Dunoon Road End most of the way up the glen to Butter Bridge.
Old-a87-1.jpg A87/Loch Loyne Loch Loyne 1957 Inverness-shire
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The famous lost section through Loch Loyne. Either end is still used as Estate Roads, but not the bit in the middle!
Upper-shiel-br2.jpg A87 Glen Shiel 1970s Inverness-shire
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Old bridge across River Shiel. Now no more than a footpath.
Photo-required.png A830 Locheilside 1970s Inverness-shire
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Loop cut off by new S2 route. Some parts still in use as property access
Photo-required.png A830 Kinlocheil 1970s Inverness-shire
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Loop cut off by new S2 route. Partly still used as property access.
Photo-required.png A830 east of Glen Mama 1990s Inverness-shire
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Two loops cut off by new S2 route. Partly still used as property access.
Old-a830-1.jpg A830 Druimindarroch January 2009 Inverness-shire
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Several sections cut off by new S2 route. Some parts still used as property access
Photo-required.png A835 Strathcanaird 1970s Ross-shire
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Long stretches between Strathcanaird and Ardmair to the west, passing through the pass called Glutton.
Photo-required.png A835 Garbat / Inchbae 1970s Ross-shire
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Long stretches from Silver Bridge at Garve round towards Inhcbae, runs parallel and largely overgrown
Photo-required.png A837 Assynt 1970s Sutherland
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Long stretches alongside River Inver
Photo-required.png A851 Road to Lochaber early 2000s Inverness-shire
Long stretch of old route replaced by parallel S2 road
Photo-required.png A861 Glen Tarbert 1970s Argyll
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Long stretches alongside modern S2 route
Photo-required.png A867 North Uist 2000s Ross-shire
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New off-line S2 road has replaced parallel old route most of the way from Lochmaddy to Clachan a Luib. Some sections of the old road still used for local access.
Photo-required.png A884 Morvern 1970s Argyll
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Long stretches of old road alongside modern S1 route
Allt a Chaorainn Bhig - Geograph - 466152.jpg A887 Loch Cluanie 1957 Inverness-shire
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A drowned section through Loch Cluanie- the modern A87 route is a new build to the north side of the Loch.
Duartmore1.jpg A894 Duartmore Bridge 1979 Sutherland
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Lengthy realignment via new bridge and embankments. Also new alignment further north at Duartbeg which avoids doing 3 sides of a rectangle around a hill.




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