Speed cameras across Scotland to go ‘dormant’ after improved driver behaviour

Safety Cameras Scotland said that a comprehensive national performance review found significant progress had been made in enhancing road safety in Scotland.

The review, which was conducted in collaboration with 33 road authorities, found that camera enforcement and engagement had led to improvements in driver behaviour and speed limit compliance over the past five years.

Across each of the monitored sites no speed or red-light related injury collisions were recorded.

As such, Safety Cameras Scotland announced that it would be pausing live deployments at sites across the country as they no longer meet the criteria for enforcement.

While the camera infrastructure and signage will remain in place, a bag will be displayed over any fixed camera to indicate its non-operational status during this period of “dormancy”.

The pause will allows for a thorough assessment over a three-year period, after which decisions will be made regarding potential decommissioning or reactivation.

Mark Patterson, Police Scotland’s road policing chief inspector, said he was satisfied with the results of the review.

“Safety cameras are strategically deployed to maximise their impact on reducing injury collisions and fatalities on Scotland’s roads,” he said.

“The positive results from the recent performance review underscore the effectiveness of our efforts.

“We commend drivers for their improved behaviour, which contributes to safer communities and roads.

“As we continue to monitor these sites, Police Scotland Safety Cameras remains committed to fostering a culture of road safety and encourages ongoing compliance with speed limits.”

Here’s the full list of all the roads set to be impacted by the change.


  • A70 Cumnock to Ayr, west of Killoch Colliery
  • A71 Bellfield Interchange to Warrix Interchange, east of Moorfield Roundabout
  • A71 Warrix Interchange to Bellfield Interchange, west of Moorfield Roundabout
  • A81 Strathblane Road, Milngavie, near Craigmaddie Reservoir
  • A727 Roukenglen Road, Giffnock, near Rowallan Road
  • Kingston Road, Neilston, near Craig Road
  • A82 Great Western Road, Glasgow, at Cleveden Road
  • Anniesland Road, Glasgow, at Ryvra Road
  • Barrhead Road, Glasgow, near Boydstone Road
  • Braidcraft Road, Glasgow, near Langton Crescent
  • A730 Caledonia Road, Glasgow, at Cumberland Street
  • Carntyne Road, Glasgow, near Ruchazie Road
  • Corkerhill Road, Glasgow, near Harbridge Road
  • Duke Street, Glasgow, near Melbourne Street
  • A8 Edinburgh Road, Glasgow, near Straiton Street
  • A82 Great Western Road, Glasgow, near Keal Avenue
  • Hallhill Road, Glasgow, near Barlanark Road
  • B765 Killin Street, Glasgow, near Ardgay Street
  • A74 London Road, Glasgow, near Methven Street
  • Mosspark Boulevard, Glasgow, near Auldbar Road
  • A77 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, near Pollok Park
  • B768 Prospecthill Road, Glasgow, near Prospecthill Crescent
  • B769 Thornliebank Road, Glasgow, near Bemersyde Avenue
  • Wallacewell Road, Glasgow, near Wallacewell Quadrant
  • A728 Aikenhead Road, Glasgow, at junction with Calder Street
  • A8 Ballater Street, Glasgow, at Crown Street
  • A77 Bridge Street, Glasgow, at Oxford Street
  • A749 Dalmarnock Road, Glasgow, at Dunn Street
  • A8 Edinburgh Road, Glasgow, near Springboig Road
  • A74 London Road, Glasgow, at Carmyle Avenue
  • Stockwell Street, Glasgow, at Howard Street
  • Tradeston Street, Glasgow, at Wallace Street
  • A814 Victoria Park Drive, Glasgow, at Westland Drive
  • A737 Irvine Road, Kilwinning, near Smith Crescent
  • A80 Glasgow to Stirling, near Stoneyetts Road
  • A80 Stirling to Glasgow, near Avenuehead Road
  • A80 Glasgow to Stirling, near Crowwood House Hotel
  • A89 Coatbridge Road, Bargeddie, near Langmur Road
  • B7001 Old Edinburgh Road, Viewpark, near Phillip Murray Road
  • B754 Shields Road, Motherwell, near Dollar Park
  •  A8011 Wilderness Brae, Cumbernauld, near Main Street
  • A721 New Edinburgh Road, Viewpark, at Bellshill Road
  • B775 Gleniffer Road, Paisley, near Glenburn Road
  • A741 Paisley Road, Renfrew, near Cockels Loan
  • A719 Whitletts Road, Ayr, at Walker Road
  • A79 Prestwick Road, Ayr, near Woodfield Road
  • Hillhouse Road, Hamilton, near St Ninians Road
  • A74(M) S.B.C near to Cogries O.B, Beattock
  • A74(M) near to Torwood O/B, J17, Lockerbie
  • A74(M) S.B.C near to North O/B, J19, Ecclefechan
  • A74(M) S.B.C near to Holms O/B, Beattock
  • A76 near to Newbridge Drive, Dumfries
  • A77 near to Innermessan, Stranraer
  • A77 near to Burnfoot Cottage, Cairnryan, Stranraer
  • A737 New Street, Dalry, near Kilwinning Road
  • A82 Dumbarton Road, Milton, near Milton Brae
  • B814 Duntocher Road, Clydebank, near Overtoun Road
  • A814 Glasgow Road, Clydebank, near North Elgin Street


  • A1 at Cockburnspath Scottish Borders
  • A1 at East Reston Scottish Borders
  • A1 Heughead Farm Scottish Borders
  • A1, North Lamberton A1 at Penmanshiel Scottish Borders
  • A1 at Redhall Scottish Borders
  • A68 at Birkenside Scottish Borders
  • A68 at Blackburn Scottish Borders
  • A68 at Earlston Scottish Borders
  • A68 at Headshaw Scottish Borders
  • A68 at Hiltonshill Scottish Borders
  • A68 at Jedburgh Scottish Borders
  • A68 at Longnewton Scottish Borders
  • A68 at Newton Scottish Borders
  • A68 at Thirlstane Scottish Borders
  • A68 at Whitslaid Scottish Borders
  • A697 at Cleekhimin Bridge, Borders
  • A697 at Crawlee, Borders Greenlaw, Borders
  • A697 at Harchendize, Borders
  • A697 at Ink Bottle Lodge, Borders
  • A697 Rumbletonrig, Borders
  • a697 At West Clock Lodge, Borders
  • A697 at Westmains, Borders
  • A698 at Ashybank, Borders
  • A698, Eckford Road End, Crailing, Borders
  • A7 Crookston A701, Broughton, Borders
  • A703, Edinburgh Road, Peebles
  • A701 at Leadburn Moor, Borders
  • A907 near to Station Road Cambus
  • A1 Road Spott Burn East Lothian
  • A1 at Thorntonloch East Lothian
  • A70 at Balerno, Edinburgh
  • A89 at East Haugh, Edinburgh
  • Angle Prk Terrace at Harrison Road, Edinburgh
  • Colinton Road at Glenlockhart Road Edinburgh
  • Colinton Road, Edinburgh, West of Grays Loan
  • Corstorphine Road west of St Catherine’s Gardems Edinburgh
  • Drum Street at Ferniehill Drive Edinburgh
  • Gorgie Road at Chesser Avenue Edinburgh
  • Gorgie Road at Westfield Road
  • Meadowplace Road, north of Forrester Park Avenue
  • Minto Street Edinburgh
  • Newington Road at Salisbury Place, Edinburgh
  • Queensferry Road at Drum Brae Edinburgh
  • Sir Harry Lauder Road, Edinburgh
  • St Johns Road at Manse Road Edinburgh
  • Stenhouse Road at Saughton Mains Road, Edinburgh
  • A706 near to Borrowstoun Road Bo’ness
  • M9 near to Falkirk and South Alloa Road Overbridge Kinnaird
  • M9 near to Boness Road Overbrdige Polmont
  • A914 Kettlebridge to Kingskettle
  • A914 Pitlessie to Clushford Toll
  • A921, Esplanade, Kirkcaldy
  • A68 at Cranston Midlothian
  • A68 at Soutra Farm Midlothian
  • A71 at Polbeth West Lothian
  • A71 Mid Calder by Pass West Lothian
  • A89 West Main Street, Armadale West Lothian
  • A899 Road South of Deer Park Roundabout West Lothian


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