Report a road or lighting fault

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If you spot a fault on our roads, whether it is a pot hole or a street light not working, we want to know about it so we can fix it.

You can report any problems with street lighting or faults on the road, such as potholes or damaged signs by filling in the online reporting form below.

Bear Scotland manage the Trunk Roads in Argyll and Bute on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Trunk Roads within Argyll and Bute include the A82, A83, A85, A828

To report problems on Trunk Roads, you can contact Bear Scotland on 0800 028 1414 or on their website.

Reporting form

Category of Fault

Do you confirm that you are not reporting a fault on a trunk road (A82, A83, A85, A828) and that you understand that Argyll and Bute Council does not repair trunk roads or trunk road lighting?

To report problems on Trunk Roads, you can contact Bear Scotland on 0800 028 1414 or on their website.

Category of Fault

Is the fault a lighting fault (street lights, traffic lights, illuminated signs, etc.) or a roads fault (potholes, non-illuminated signs, drains, etc.) on a non trunk road?

Item Type

Choose a type of item.

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Do you know the road and ID number of the item?

Find the Road

Find the Item


Fault Location

Narrow down the location of the fault using the search:


Click on the map below to tell us where the fault is. You can zoom in and out using the '+' and '-' buttons.


Select a fault.


Fault Details

Please enter any additional details about the fault that you think might help us:


Please check that everything is correct before continuing.


Item Reference:
Fault description:
Fault Location:

Contact Details

You don't need to give us your contact details, but they will allow us to contact you if we need more information about your report.

Submitting Report



Thank you for your report. The reference number is , please quote this number in any correspondence regarding this fault.


Are you sure you want to abandon this report?


Map Help

You must select the location of the fault, or the item of street furniture that has the fault. Please try to be as accurate as possible, as this helps our inspectors to quickly find the fault.

All Council owned lighting units are marked on the map. Privately owned lighting units are not marked, and the owner of the light should be contacted. This may be a private landlord, or a housing association, etc.

Defects on trunk roads, (A82, A83, A85, A828) should be reported to BEAR Scotland on 01738 448600.


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