1989 re-alignment of B9169
The changes to this section of the road are a slight puzzle as in 1977 there was a proposal to install a 40mph zone for the whole village, implying that average speeds were too high for safety. November 2022 Evidence from one of the newly added final photos in the Gallery below shows that the speed limit was installed. Al, in and around locations 9, 10 and 11.
However by 1989, with what can only be assumed a 30mph limit imposed an approach had been made for EU funding re-align the road with the likelihood that speeds would be likely to increase.
Road works commenced in 1989 and were completed in September 1990. The photographs were made available by Angus Bethune whose family home at Glentyan (location 8 above) was influenced by the re-alignment.
The increase in speeds materialised which resulted in the chicane in the centre of the section, viewpoint 1 which was installed pre 2016. Considerable work was being carried out by the Culbokie Community Trust in collaboration with the Ferintosh Community Council on further improvements to safety which resulted in volunteers carrying out a project "Speedwatch". Issue 36 February 2015 of the Noticeboard (page 4) contains the story of its setting up and Issue 46 (page 4) presents the situation 2 years later. The majority of the observations were carried out here as cars entering the village from the A9 were more liable to be speeding.