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I have just returned from three days in Scotland (Paisley near Glasgow) I cannot believe the state of the pothole ridden dirt tracks they call roads, i will never drive my car in the Glasgow area again its disgusting if i lived there i would refuse to pay road tax, so come on Scottish Alfisti why the hell do you put up with it ? i have driven on some poor roads in very poor countries but never seen anything like these in my life- Scotlands drivers you have my sympathy !!
 
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I totally, totally agree with you on this one! I buckled a wheel dropping it into a pothole in the dark just outside Dumfries a few months ago. Cost me a new alloy.

I photographed it the next day and it was 18 inches by 12 inches and 4 inches deep!

There is a Pothole Hotline number to ring here and they're meant to fix them so long after the holes are reported but if no-one calls....
 
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Are you sure you're not just driving down
RUPPs or BOATs ?

 
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Whats a rupp or boat Nev (i know im going to regret asking this )
 
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TBH I don't think they are as bad as in England. I love driving along the A71 to Livingston.
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TBH I don't think they are as bad as in England. I love driving along the A71 to Livingston.
Treat yourself to a drive through Paisley Jim, i kid you not i live in deepest darkest Somerset our farm tracks are better surfaced !!
 
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Whats a rupp or boat Nev (i know im going to regret asking this )
Road Used as a Public Path
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Byway Open to All Traffic.

Mostly old, unsurfaced roads.



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Road Used as a Public Path
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Byway Open to All Traffic.

Mostly old, unsurfaced roads.



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you dont need to go off road where i was !! and it seemed every road i was on was unsurfaced (actually surfaced but majorly defective)
 
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No RUPS, BOATS or Bridleways in Scotland I'm afraid,just badly maintained roads (particularly in Central Scotland). There are some fantastic roads to be found in the quieter areas up north and in the Borders.
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Don't you think all our roads are in a state they just don't seem to maintain them anymore. Where does the money go from our road tax
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Don't you think all our roads are in a state they just don't seem to maintain them anymore. Where does the money go from our road tax
Nigel you have not seen bad roads until you drive in Paisley lol i cant stress enough how these are not roads they are holes with some tar round the edges !! i challenge anyone to find a worse county for bad roads
 
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Paisley is nothing compared to the roads in Bearsden/Milngavie, they must think we can't feel the holes cause we all drive big Jags with air suspension...ar$eholes!!

The last couple of years have been infuriating as the council have been spending the roads budget on some funky pedestrian crossing at EVERY junction in the towns, problem is with most of them you need to sit over them to see if there is traffic coming...absolutely pointless!!
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The roads in central Scotland are appauling. One of the main roads where I live was dug up for a new sewer to be laid. When they filled it in you'd swear they got the local kids to surface it. So, they were told to dig it up again and re do it, they've made just as big an ar$e of it than the first time, but, it's OK 'cause they re laid it
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Paisley is nothing compared to the roads in Bearsden/Milngavie, they must think we can't feel the holes cause we all drive big Jags with air suspension...ar$eholes!!

The last couple of years have been infuriating as the council have been spending the roads budget on some funky pedestrian crossing at EVERY junction in the towns, problem is with most of them you need to sit over them to see if there is traffic coming...absolutely pointless!!
yes Bearsden !! thats to keep the rich folks happy every child has his own pedestrian crossing and all the women drive 4x4s thats why they cant feel the potholes
 
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try driving through johnstone to howwood that will do ur back
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try driving through johnstone to howwood that will do ur back
if the sheep dont get you the potholes will
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what you mean, if the sheep don't get you, i got three sheep
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literally
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i hope your not saying that you are with sheep in a biblical sense lol
 
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Stupid nunts at our local council resurfaced 3 miles (not very well, but a massive improvement) of the A road at the top of our street just over 2 years ago.

Its now been dug up, in various places, by the utility companies about 10 times and is back to being a complete mess and probably worse than it was, in places, than before the resurface.

Do our council Quality Control the resurfacing done by the cowboys from the utility companies?? They do, so when I asked the man responsible what standard constitutes 'reinstatement to original condition', I was met with silence, feckin imbocile

They just waste our money left, right and centre

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Stupid nunts at our local council resurfaced 3 miles (not very well, but a massive improvement) of the A road at the top of our street just over 2 years ago.

Its now been dug up, in various places, by the utility companies about 10 times and is back to being a complete mess and probably worse than it was, in places, than before the resurface.

Do our council Quality Control the resurfacing done by the cowboys from the utility companies?? They do, so when I asked the man responsible what standard constitutes 'reinstatement to original condition', I was met with silence, feckin imbocile

They just waste our money left, right and centre
Same thing happens here in British Columbia, we wait years for a new road and the next thing you know holes are being dug and 'sort of patched' so you shake and rattle in your car as you go over it. Lots of construction around here and new houses require the road to be torn apart. My spider does not like the dips in the road.
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Doesn't one of the AOS guys work for the roads or summit? Why cant they use some sort of conduit system for the utilities, then they'd never need to dig up the road again :loony:
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Doesn't one of the AOS guys work for the roads or summit? Why cant they use some sort of conduit system for the utilities, then they'd never need to dig up the road again :loony:
That's not the roads guys, that's the utilities people. P17 SUT works for Roads dept in Fife Council. I'm sure he'll be along in a minute
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That's not the roads guys, that's the utilities people. P17 SUT works for Roads dept in Fife Council. I'm sure he'll be along in a minute
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Well, maybe not
no one would admit to working for the roads department lol they are almost as popular as the Police
 
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