Gordon Ramsay

Design Manager and Project Manager for the A83 Access to Argyll and Bute Scheme, Transport Scotland

Gordon is a Chartered Civil Engineer and leads the A83 Access to Argyll and Bute scheme for Transport Scotland. With over 20 year’s experience, Gordon has worked on a number of large infrastructure projects including most recently, three of the eleven projects that form part of the A9 Dualling Programme as well as the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.”

My Speaker Sessions

Wednesday 29 November 2023


A83 Rest and Be Thankful: the Short, Medium and Long-Term Solutions

15:10 - 15:30
  • Based on the Scottish Landslide Study, the Rest and Be Thankful is amongst the most highly ranked debris flow hazard sites in Scotland. In recognition of the A83's importance as the primary route into Argyll and Bute a number of measures were initiated in 2012/13 resulting in the installation of debris and rock fall fences, catch pits and hillside planting.
  • Following the events in 2020 further catch pits were installed and a hillside monitoring regime was developed to enable the operation of the A83 until a long term solution is implemented.
  • This presentation will cover the short-term work carried out to date as well as ongoing monitoring of the hillside, details of the medium-term solution and also the permanent long-term solution consisting of a 1.4km debris flow shelter on the line of the existing A83.