A83 road accidents between Inveraray and the B8001: EIR release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/00033
Date received: 20 December 2017
Date responded: 17 January 2018

Information requested

Would you be able to provide me with five years-worth of accident data (including contributory factor and vehicle type data) for:

  • A83 between its junctions with the access to Inveraray Castle north of Inveraray and the B8001 at Kennacraig.


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 find accident data for the location and timescale requested below. Annex A of this request details the contributory factor and vehicle type for each accident.

Personal Injury Accident Statistics - A83 Approx. 50 metres south of access junction to Inveraray Castle to Approx. 50 metres north of the junction with the B8001

Year Fatal Serious Slight TOTAL
2012 1 5 14 20
2013 1 0 16 17
2014 1 2 10 13
2015 1 2 19 22
2016 0 1 12 13
2017 (to 31 October) 0 0 13 13
TOTAL 4 10 84 98

Source: Transport Scotland Accident Manager Database
Notes: Statistics up to and including 31 October 2017 for the Strathclyde Legacy Police Force area
Date Period: 01/01/2012 - 31/10/2017
Date Extracted - 8 January 2018

Please note that the information provided is based on the current figures available. The following are 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. E.g. we receive late returns from Police Scotland, who are responsible for recording details of injury accidents.

  • Annual Scottish accident figures are published by Transport Scotland on a yearly basis and can be found by entering Reported Road Casualties Scotland into your search engine.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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