Traffic Scotland - Current Incidents
Current incidents on the road network e.g. accidents
  • M8 J30 - J31 Western end - Closure
    M8(E) - J31 - Carriageway is closed between the slip road. Traffic is being diverted up the J31 off slip before returning to the M8 using the J31 on slip. Road users are asked to use caution on approach.
  • M9 Bridge over A9 - J8 (Kinnaird) - Closure
    Road users are advise there is no exit M9(W) Jct 8 to M876 due to roadworks. Use Diversion. Diversion: Traffic is diverted to M9 Jct 9 Pirnhall join the M80 to J7 Haggs to join M876
  • A1 A720 Old Craighall - El'stone - Closure
    Road users are advised that the A1 Northbound Old Craighall exit slip will be closed due to overnight roadworks. Use Diversion
  • A1 A6093 Haddington - Thistly Cross - Closure
    The A1 is closed in both directions at Haddington with a diversion via the A199 for overnight roadworks. Road users are advised to follow the diversion and expect longer than normal journey times.
  • M90 B9112 - J10 (Craigend) - Closure
    Road users are advised that the Junction 10 Craigend On-Slip from Broxden Rbt towards Friarton Bridge will be closed overnight due to roadworks. Use Diversion

Front Page News

Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard


COWAL Highland Gathering Chieftain Sylvester McCoy enjoyed a warm welcome to his home town of Dunoon on Saturday - and the former Dr Who actor confirmed that he is up for a role in the latest of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Mr McCoy told the Standard that contrary to widespread internet rumours, he's not vying for the role of Bilbo in The Hobbit (due to start filming next year) - but is one of two actors being considered for one of the wizard parts.
"I am being cast in The Hobbit," he said. "We're currently in negotiations - there are two of us under consideration. It's not the Bilbo role, but could be bigger."
Resplendent in his 'Cowal Games Bling', Mr McCoy said that the gathering was very important to him.
"It was an honour to be asked to be chieftain," he said. "I'm the Chuffed Chief of Cowal Games. I grew up with the games - it was a big part of my childhood. I remember trying to sneak in without paying - and usually succeeding!"
He'd been enjoying the chance to mingle with locals, many of whom remember him from school days. "There are lots of memories and ghosts coming back. This place really means a lot."
More Cowal Games news later online and special pullout in next week's edition, published Friday September 3.

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