Thanks to Transport Scotland for sorting out the cycle path on the A82 near Onich Services. In Ayr with family and a few thoughts on my visit to Lockerbie.

It was great to receive these photos from my friend Susan on the work being done by Transport Scotland on the very busy A82.

The photo below was of the cycle path with lots of branches and trees that could have pushed anyone off the path onto the road. It is a well known busy road and you have to join this part from the Ballahullish Bridge to the Corran Ferry if heading for Fort William by bike. The route then takes you over the ferry into Atdgour and then pick up another ferry for Fort William.

The A82 cycle path before it was cut back! The road sadly has lots of traffic and is the main artery for travel.

This Photo was taken yesterday of the path getting sorted thank you Transport Scotland. This meant traffic lights as they were doing it but worth the effort. Sorry for anyone caught up in the delays.

I had cycled this bit a last week and written about it through various media. I was slated a bit by some “wise owls” for even bothering . Yet it was great when things happen and hopefully things are a bit safer for visitors and tourists who have to use this busy part of the road.

If you use this track be aware it is still very tight but once you get past that few miles it is wonderful country and what better way to travel but on a bike! The views of Appin and Glencoe and the lochs are stunning and it is one of the most beautiful parts of a place I love.

I am in Ayr just now visiting family and managed a short day on my bike yesterday. It was great to visit old haunts and see how my local area had changed.

Near where I was brought up in Ayr the Council tennis Courts were busy with kids earlier great to see!

I would like to thank you all for the interest in yesterday’s blog on my visit to Lockerbie. Your kind words meant a lot as did various emails from others some who I have never met. Many spoke of their memories of this difficult period.

It was also lovely to get some kind words from a few local folk from Lockerbie on how the tragedy effected them.

I was amazed at the interest in the Stained Glass window that I highlighted with a photo from the town Hall after the interview for a tv program on Channel 5 later in the year.

It was not an easy day for me but thank you for all your kind words. They mean a lot and if that blog brought back hard memories then speak to someone and get help.

We live in a different era and many understand even the effect 30 years on.

I am heading for an early cycle before meeting my sisters in town and my brother who has come over from Bermuda with his wife.

Again thank you all for the kindness. It was a great cycle yesterday lots going on in my home town. It was great to see so many kids enjoying the holiday in the river in canoes and out on the beaches. Arran was looking great as always and out in the fresh air is great medicine after being looked after by my family.

It is not an easy time with the exam results coming through and many families would have an anxious day yesterday.

I am sure that there is always other ways to achieve things in life and what I see of many young folk their future looks bright.

Yet it is worth taking time and listening to what they want to achieve and helping them forge their future.

There are many ways of achieving success in life and if you work hard it will come.

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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3 Responses to Thanks to Transport Scotland for sorting out the cycle path on the A82 near Onich Services. In Ayr with family and a few thoughts on my visit to Lockerbie.

  1. Sadie Smart says:

    Nice to see you enjoying Ayrshire. My father’s family were all from Kilmarnock and we lived in Symington when he worked at Prestwick airport.

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