Accidents on A86 between Newtonmore and Lochan Uvie: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

FOI reference: FOI/17/02572
Date received: 28 October 2017
Date responded: 22 November 2017

Information requested

Please could you tell me how many accidents, both fatal and non-fatal there have been in the last ten (10) years on the A86 Trunk Highway going west, between Newtonmore and the two lochans known as Lochan Uvie.


As the information you have requested is 'environmental information' for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations. We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA.

This exemption is subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes. This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.

In response to your request please refer to the table below which contains the number of incidents on the A86 between Newtonmore and Lochan Uvie.

Table 1 – A86 Newtonmore to Laggan – Personal Injury Accident Data - From the west of its junction with Perth Road (B9150) in Newtonmore to the south of its junction with A889

Year Fatal Serious Slight TOTAL
2007 0 0 1 1
2008 0 0 1 1
2009 0 0 1 1
2010 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 1 1
2013 0 0 1 1
2014 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 2 2
2016 0 0 1 1
2017 (To 19 June) 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 0 1 8 9

Source: Transport Scotland Accident Manager Database, extracted 20 November 2017

Please note the following potential reasons for an accident not appearing on our system:

  • Transport Scotland only holds accident information which is provided to us by Police Scotland.
  • Transport Scotland does not hold information relating to damage only accidents (i.e. not involving an injury).
  • Transport Scotland only holds accident information for the trunk road network.
  • The accident information Transport Scotland holds is subject to change based on late returns from Police Scotland, who are responsible for recording details of injury accidents.

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