Campaigners have won a “hard-fought” battle to have the main road through their village reduced in speed from 60mph to 40mph.
Invergarry villagers have been afraid to use the path along the roadside to get to the only shop due to a high volume of traffic, countless accidents and fast cars, buses and trucks.
Legislation due to be introduced by Transport Scotland will see vehicle drivers on the A82 forced to slow down between St Finnans Catholic Church to a point east of Glen Alby Lodge.
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For one campaigner, it was the story of a local woman who survived a serious accident that made him take on the challenge.
Community council chairman Douglas Stewart explained: “A few years back, there was a local lady who was knocked off her feet by a passing motorbike travelling within the speed limit. It is amazing that she survived.
“After that, we as a community council started to seriously look at the speed of the road. The village’s shop is really the garage that sits on the side of the A82 to the north of the village – and it was rare for anyone to walk to it, because the road was so fast.
“Then we found out that parents were frightened to allow kids to walk along the pavements on the way home from school, it was just too dangerous.
“It has been a hard-fought campaign, and at times we felt like we were going round in circles, but Kate Forbes MSP came to help us, she brought Transport Scotland out to see the problem – and they listened.”
Lochaber MSP Kate Forbes said: “Standing there at the side of the road, it is very clear that cars approach the corner at great speed and it is of concern and worry to residents and pedestrians.
“I am absolutely delighted that Transport Scotland have confirmed their intention to lower the speed limit to 40mph on a permanent basis.”
A spokesman for Transport Scotland said: “Following a review of the speed limit it is our intention to promote a permanent 40 mph speed limit on the A82 through Invergarry.
“Our operating company are currently finalising the documents to undertake the statutory consultation process to promote the permanent Traffic Regulation Order for the speed limit reduction.”