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Development of the Trunk Road Network (1970s and 1980s)

Progress Update Maps

In the 1970s and 80s, the Department of Transport and the Scottish Office published large maps to provide an update on the trunk road projects in development at the time. These offer a fascinating glimpse into the history behind some of Scotland's biggest post-war schemes. They also show the extent of the Scottish trunk road network before it was amended in 1996.

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January 1974

July 1978

November 1980

December 1983

This article was first published in August 2023. Updated May 2024.

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