Always known to be in the good books, Scotland has now been known for its dangerously bad driving roads. According to charity Road Safety Foundation, Scotland is the most dangerous place to drive in Britain. With a higher proportion of killer roads north of the Border compared to other regions, Scotland was given the highest risk rating followed by north-west England and Yorkshire.
Five roads including a stretch of A86 south of Kingussie, the A97 near Huntly and the A6088 at Hawick due to its possibility for fatal or serious collision that is more than 15 times higher than the lowest risk roads have been Branded “high risk” for Scots. The reports that covered 28,000 miles detailed that almost one-third of all accidents and crashes occurred in Scotland junctions and it has highest risk highways.
Dr, Joanne Hill, the Road Safety Foundation director wants the council to spend more on the safety on most dangerous stretches of roads than paying for emergency services and hospitals. She had also said that when the road budget was getting tighter they need to give more emphasis on saving lives with less amounts- low cost, high-return counter measures.
Single carriageways were found to be six times more risky to motorists than motorways and also drivers were found seven times riskier on major roads than minor ones. A 5% reduction in the number of fatal accidents has been seen in the recent years.
- Improved road- A40 between Llandovery and Carmarthen
- Safest region- West Midlands
The Cat and Fiddle, A537, has met with fatal and serious collisions which rose from 15 within three years, 2005 and 34 between 2006 and 2008. Most crashes were seen to be happening during the summer in dry and daylight conditions.
Huntly in Scotland is well-known for its Castles. The place has lots of interesting places to visit, relax and enjoy and the major attraction related to this place is its historic buildings. Besides the castles you have Brander Museum and Leith Hall. Most of the tourist visiting Huntly prefer to stay in this Castle and enjoy the contemporary food available here. Whisky lovers can look out for the Glendronach Distillery and the Duncan Taylor Whisky Shop.
Attractive parks for children like Bogie Dragon and the family can have equally better place to spend their time at Peregrine Wildwatch and Huntly Falconry Centre. Drive down to Kildrummy Castle Gardens for its tranquil atmosphere, there’s so much to do.
Amidst all this is tourism is the project by Huntly’s tourism – the construction of hostels. The project initiated in a way that will convert outbuildings into hostel. The need for this type of accommodation was long awaited and there isn’t much like this between Elgin and Aberdeen. This will also encourage other business in town and the project will be an added advantage for Huntly tourism in general. It is believed that the move will help tourism and will enhance the local economy.
There is no dearth of things to do in Huntly, the most popular activities can be fishing , cycling or pony trekking in the woods.
If you need to know more about Scotland travel and tourism, and whom to contact for your needs, please visit the our website on Scotland. The section of the website will give you all details you need to get when you visit Huntly.