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Let's take action against the flawed proposals for dualling around Inverurie

The Scottish Government and Transport Scotland are planning to create a dual carriageway between Inverness and Aberdeen - as part of this they have proposed a number or routes around Inverurie which we believe are illogical and flawed in several ways, in particular the violet route to the north and east of Inverurie.  

We need as many people as possible to object to these routes, which waste taxpayers money and damage our environment, without offering any real benefits to the area or the traffic issues.

We know the existing A96 can and should be dualled with the addition of a new junction near Drimmies and a northern link road to the B9001. This will relieve Inverurie congestion, provide linkage to communities to the north and can be done without demolition

You can contact Transport Scotland, your local Councillors and MSP's and let them know your objection - more details on how to do that can be found here.

Please look through the information on our website and send your objections to Transport Scotland.

Feel free to use any of the information on our site in your response. 

Only by taking action can we prevent this unnecessarily expensive, environmentally damaging and illogical proposal from becoming a reality. 

Keep up to date with the latest news on our Facebook page: www.facebook/a96action


About the A96 Action Group

The A96 Action Group is comprised of local residents, farmers and business owners who are deeply concerned and opposed to Transport Scotland's proposed Violet A96 routes north of Inverurie.

While the A96 Action Group supports A96 measures that improve road safety, address peak time congestion in and around Inverurie, and improve journey times, it opposes the possible selection of the violet route on the grounds of cost, environmental protection and failure to follow process. A96 Action therefore urges the Transport Secretary to look again at the early plans to upgrade the existing A96 by dualling and other appropriate measures.

Our Vision:

That the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Government and Transport Scotland permanently and irrevocably deselect the Violet route proposed for dualling of the A96 – East of Huntly to Inverurie

Our Mission Statement:

  1. To oppose the Violet route on the grounds of Cost, increased pollutants known to influence Climate Change, impact to the Environment and Biodiversity, impact to the Rural Economy, impact to the Health and Wellbeing of the local population and the loss of Historical Landscapes.

  2. To demonstrate that Transport Scotland’s proposals do not address Inverurie's traffic problems and that the A96 operational performance issues would not be addressed.

  3. To promote the viable alternative of dualling the A96 route using existing and planned infrastructure

  4. To openly engage all Stakeholders (Government, Academic, Commercial and Public) and to present our arguments objectively and respectfully.