Our Roads - Regulations and Limits

Current traffic
regulation orders
 Draft traffic
regulation orders
 Abnormal
loads
 Weight and
height restrictions

Traffic Regulation Orders

Traffic regulation orders are legal orders put in place to control speed, movement and parking of vehicles and control pedestrian movement on our roads. You can view any draft traffic regulation orders we have for our roads at the moment below.  You can find out about any traffic regulation orders on Trunk Roads on the Transport Scotland website.

Current Traffic Regulation Orders

Details of the orderLocationAssociated DocumentsDates order valid

High Street, Eden Drive and Wallace Avenue, Rothesay temporary prohibition of waiting order

High Street, Eden Drive and Wallace Avenue, Rothesay

Public notice - Butefest

Valid (when indicated by signs) from 0900 hours on 28th July 2017 until 1700 hours on 31st July 2017.

Various streets, Oban, temporary traffic management order

Various streets in Oban, as indicated in order

Public notice - Oban traffic management

Valid from 0001 hours on 10th July to 2359 hours on 21st July 2017, when indicated by signs, or until works are complete

Special event Harbour Street Tarbert temporary prohibition of traffic order

Part of Harbour Street, Tarbert (as indicated in order)

Public notice - Tarbert Seafood Festival

Valid from 1130 hours and 1900 hours on Saturday 1st July 2017

Argyll Forest Rally - Argyll Street Dunoon, temporary prohibition of traffic order

Argyll Street, Dunoon

Public notice - Argyll Forest Rally

Valid (when indicated by signs) from 1900 hours on 23rd June to 1400 hours on 24th June 2017.

James Street, Dunoon, temporary prohibition of traffic order

James Street Dunoon

Public notice - James Street

Valid between 0800hrs on 19 June 2017 until 1800hrs on 16th July 2017 or until the works are complete (when indicated by signs)

Introduction of parking charges - Iona Ferry off street car parks in Fionnphort, Isle of Mull

Iona Ferry off street car parks in Fionnphort, Isle of Mull

Public notice - Fionnphort off street car parks - introductory charges

Fionnphort plans

Valid from 17th July 2017 (effective all year round)

B8003 Balvicar to Cuan road, North Cuan Ferry, prohibition of waiting order

Part of B8003 Balvicar to Cuan road (as indicated in order)Valid from 5th May 2017

Kilbridemore Bridge, Glendaruel West Road, Cowal, temporary 3 tonnes MGW weight restriction order

U22 Glendaruel West Road - where indicated in order

Public notice - Glendaruel West Road

Valid from 0001hrs on 21st November 2016 to 2359hrs on 18th November 2018, or until works are complete

Gortans Road, Ardbeg Road and High Road, Isle of Bute. Temporary Prohibition of Waiting and Loading Order

Parts of Gortans Road, Ardbeg Road and High Road, as indicated in order

Public notice - Bute

Valid from 0001 hours on 7th November 2016 to  31st March 2017, or until the works are complete

Temporary closure of Taylor's Brae Footpath, Oban due to a collapsed retaining wall Order 2016

Taylor's Brae Footpath, Oban

Public notice Taylor's Brae

Valid from 19th January to 19th July 2016 or until remedial works are complete.
The Argyll and Bute Council (Off Street Disabled Person’s Parking Places) Order 2015All of Argyll and Bute

Public notice Helensburgh

Public notice BC

Public notice OLI

Public notice MAKI

Valid from 1st February 2016
U24 Glenshellach Road Oban - Redetermination of means of exercise of public right of passage order 2015Glenshellach Road, ObanAssociated plan (U24)Valid from 29th February 2015
B8025 Crinan Moss - Keills Road, U38 Barsloisnach Road and U18 Drimvore to Crinan Ferry Road weight restriction variation orderSections of B8025, U38 and U18 as indicated by orderPublic notice (B8025, U38 and U18)Valid from 19th December 2014
Main Street and Old Quay Head, Campbeltown, temporary prohibition of stopping except taxis orderParts of Main Street and Old Quay Head (as indicated by order)Public notice (Main Street / Old Quay Head)Valid from 10th November 2014 to 6th May 2016)
Ganavan Road and Miller Road, Oban waiting restrictions variation orderNew waiting restrictions as indicated by order on Miller Road, and Corran Esplanade / Ganavan Road, Oban

Public notice (Ganavan / Miller Road)

Associated plan (Ganavan / Miller Road)

Valid from 24th November 2014
Soroba Road, Oban traffic management amendment orderAdditional waiting restrictions as indicated by order on Soroba Road, Oban between the Fire Station and Drumore Road

Public notice (Soroba Road)

Associated plan (Soroba Road)

Valid from 24th November 2014
Route B836 Dalilongart - Glenlean - Stronafian Road, Clachan - 30mph speed limit orderB836 at Clachaig - part of as indicated in order

Public notice (B836 Clachaig)

Associated plan (B836 Clachaig)

Valid from 20th October 2014
Route A815 Cairndow - Strachur - Toward Road (Cothouse) 40mph speed limit orderA815 Cairndow - Strachur - Toward Road (630m as indicated in order)Valid from 1st August 2014
Route A886 Strachur - Colintraive Road and U19 Couston Road. 30 mph speed limit order.Colintraive. Route A886 Strachur - Colintraive Road and U19 Couston Road.Public notice (route A886)Valid from Monday 14th October 2013
 Road upgrade works - Temporary prohibition of traffic order Torpedo Range Road, ArrocharPublic notice (Torpedo range) Valid from 10th June 2013 until the works are complete
A and B class roads (speed limit review) 30mph and 40mph speed limit orderVarious - A816 Kilmelford, B844 Clachan Seil, A816 Kilmore, A819 InverarayPublic notice (A & B class roads)Valid from Monday 25th February 2013
Route A83 Kennacraig to Campbeltown Road and UC59 Machrihanish Road controlled parking within lay bys orderSections of A83 Kennacraig to Campbeltown Road, and UC59 Machrihanish Road and junction

Public notice (A83 and UC59)

Associated plan (A83 and UC59)

Valid from Monday 4th January 2013
Route A814 Ardoch 40mph speed limit orderSection of A814 Dumbarton to Arrochar Road

Public notice (A814 Ardoch)

Associated plan (A814 Ardoch)

Valid from 14th December 2012
UC59 RAF Machrihanish Road, A83 Kennacraig to Campbeltown Road and various streets, Campbeltown traffic management orderUC59, A83 and various streets, Campbeltown

Public Notice (UC59, A83 and various streets)

Associated plan (UC59, A83 and various streets)

Valid from 6th July 2012
Location of pelican crossing notice - West King Street HelensburghWest King Street Helensburghn/an/a
Salen Primary School, Isle of Mull, Part time 20mph limit (variation) orderSalen Primary School, Isle of MullPublic Notice (Salen Primary School)from Monday 19th December 2011

Various roads, Isle of Mull, weight and length restrictions amendments order 2011

Mull Roads Weight Restrictions – Exemption Procedures

Various roads, Isle of Mulln/aValid from 26th August 2011

Disabled Street Parking Traffic
Order 2011

All AreasPublic Notice (Disabled Street Parking)Valid from 19th August 2011

Draft Traffic Regulation Orders

Details of the draft orderAssociated documentsAssociated mapsDate consultation period ends
Carradale, Kintyre speed limits orderPublic notice - CarradaleCarradale Proposal map9th June 2017

 

You can view any archived draft traffic regulation orders here.

Disabled persons parking places

Schedule 2011 to 2012 - this schedule provides the detailed information specified in the Disabled Persons Parking Places Order 

Abnormal Loads

"Abnormal Loads Movements" - A brief guide to Notification and Authorisation requirements.

An ‘abnormal load’ is a vehicle that has any of the following:

  • a weight of more than 44,000 kilograms
  • an axle load of more than 10,000 kilograms for a single non-driving axle and 11,500 kilograms for a single driving axle
  • a width of more than 2.9 metres
  • a rigid length of more than 18.65 metres

If you’re responsible for transporting an abnormal load, you need to follow regulations for notifying the authorities.

Before a large or heavy load can travel on the road, we need to check that there are no problems with the route it proposes to take.  If you wish to move such a load in Argyll & Bute, or for any further information, please contact abnormalloads@argyll-bute.gov.uk with the following details:

  • route proposed
  • date of journey
  • vehicle sizes
  • vehicle weight and axle configuration

N.B Abnormal Load movements on our Trunk Roads, (A82, A83, A85, A828) should be sent to Transport Scotland.

For information on restrictions on the Trunk Road network which includes the A82, A83, A85 and A828 in Argyll & Bute, please visit the Traffic Scotland website.

For information on restrictions on Scottish Canals' network which includes the Crinan Canal in Argyll & Bute, please contact Scottish Canals at SCAbnormal.Loads@scottishcanals.co.uk

Additional Abnormal loads forms and guidance can be found on the ESDAL site

Weight & Height Restrictions

An A0 map of Argyll & Bute Council's Road, Bridge, Pier & Wall Restictions can be viewed or downloaded here:
Argyll & Bute Restrictions (3Mb).

For further information, please contact:

   Infrastructure Design
   Argyll & Bute Council
   1A Manse Brae
   Lochgilphead
   Argyll & Bute
   PA31 8RD

   abnormalloads@argyll-bute.gov.uk

For information on restrictions on the Trunk Road network which includes the A82, A83, A85 and A828 in Argyll & Bute, please visit the Traffic Scotland website

For information on restrictions on Scottish Canals' network which includes the Crinan Canal in Argyll & Bute, please contact Scottish Canals.

Mull Roads Weight Restrictions

An exemption system has been introduced permitting vehicles with a plated MGW greater than a particular roads restriction to travel along such a road provided the GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT (GVW) does not exceed the route MGW restriction.  Applications can be made here