George Leslie Ltd

Key Facts

  • Client: Transport Scotland
  • Engineer: Scotland TranServ
  • Conditions of contract: ICE 5th Edition
  • Contract value: £600,000
  • Duration of works: March – November 2010

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Roads & Bridges

Rest & Be Thankful Debris Slide Remediation

In 2009, a landslide following a prolonged period of torrential rain blocked the main A83 trunk road between Arrochar and Inveraray, 0.5km south of the Rest and Be Thankful summit resulting in closure of this main route for several days whilst the removal of over 1000cm of debris was undertaken.

This contract involved the subsequent upgrading of the drainage in the area of the landslide, with the removal of the original piped culvert and the installation of a new, enlarged box culvert complete with reno mattress and gabion outfall, and the reinstatement of the embankment supporting the carriageway.

Associated works included replacement of the safety barrier over a 1.6km length together with road pavement reconstruction and lining works over the extent of the scheme with soft landscaping improvements on the road verge completing the contract.

Works were carried out under a single lane closure to minimise traffic disruption with nightshift road closures in place to carry out critical works.  Essential access for emergency services was maintained throughout on this critical connecting artery to the mid-Argyll and Kintyre areas.

News updates


The overall project involves the off-site fabrication and installation of a new linkspan structure at Oban Ferry Terminal for client Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMal).

12th February 2019

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GL return to the Sound of Kerrera

GL making a return visit to the Sound of Kerrera off Oban, to undertake substantial repairs to the breakwater which suffered collision damage following an altercation with a workboat earlier this year.

14th December 2018

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Polmadie Bridge official opening……..

Michael Matheson MSP and Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity covered all his portfolios at the official opening of the new Polmadie Footbridge giving pedestrian and cycle transport access,

18th September 2018

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