Plans to reduce the speed limit on a 2.5-mile stretch of the busy A82 in Lochaber have been welcomed by a Highland councillor.
But Councillor Andrew Baxter, Fort William and Ardnamurchan, was disappointed that it would still be 10mph higher than locals would like.
Transport Scotland wants to change the speed limit on the stretch of the Inverness to Glasgow trunk road between North Ballachulish and Onich from 60mph to 50mph.
Mr Baxter, who lives in Kinlochleven, said local residents had been calling for a reduced speed limit on the A82 through Nether Lochaber for some time.
He said: “It’s a cause that local councillors have highlighted to Transport Scotland on many occasions.
“At long last, it looks as though a reduced 50mph will be introduced from the Ballachulish Bridge roundabout through to the Onich Hotel.
“Unfortunately, it’s not the lower limit of 40mph, which many people wanted, to link up with the existing zone through Onich itself, but this proposed limit will make a difference.
“It will make it much easier for motorists to join the A82 from the Kinlochleven road, Old Ferry Road and Old Town.
The scheme now has to go through a legal process, before Scottish Ministers make the final decision.
A Transport Scotland spokeswoman said: “The proposed 50mph for this section of the A82 is based on the findings of the speed limit review, which was carried out on all A and B class roads in Scotland.
“The recommendation was made in line with national guidance on local speed limits and with agreement from police.”