Stromeferry Rock Works - September to November 2018
The joys of road works
I am extremely reluctant to do anything to discourage visitors to the garden, which is full of absolutely wonderful autumn colour at the moment, but I feel that I should warn you that, at certain times of the day, the road near Attadale is subject to closure for netting repairs on the cliffs, which can result in quite long queues. You can find out when the road is open below.
We am so sorry for this inconvenience, which is obviously totally out with our control. If you do come and visit, we will be extra specially delighted to see you and if you can’t make it, we hope that you will come at a future date – when this has all been completed.
The details as supplied to us by Highland Council
Road to Rail Diversion Operating Timetable (issued 04.10.18)
Once the road to rail bypass is installed, a timetable of opening slots between trains will come into operation (see below). It will be available for use between 7am and 10pm by traffic which is less than 7.5 tonnes (box vans which are less than 8 metres and mini buses and cars towing caravans which are less than 10.8 metres). Traffic over these limits will not be permitted to use the bypass and will have to divert using the A87, A82, A832 and A890. The road to rail bypass will be closedto all traffic between the hours of 10pm and 7am. The rock works are expected to take up to 10 weeks.
Road will be OPEN at the following times:
Monday to Saturday - based on published train schedule
07:10 to 10:30.
11:35 to 11:55
14:35 to 15:20
16:25 to 17:00
18:10 to 19:35
20:40 to 22:00
Sundays from 7th October - based on published train schedule
07:10 to 13:00
13:50 to 15:00
16:05 to 22:00
Please Note: If trains are delayed then variations may occur
Once the rock works are completed, the road to rail bypass will be removed. During this time, the A890 will be closed overnight between the two permanent road closure gates at Ardnarff and west of Attadale between 10pm and 7am. The road will have traffic control in operation during the day between 7am and 10pm. Road to be fully re-opened by 24 November.
More details at Highland Council website search for Stromeferry bypass
For details of opening dates and times please click on Visitor Information button above
From the BBC Radio Scotland programme 'Out of Doors' where they travel by train to Attadale and visit the garden.