The town of Grantown on Spey was founded as a planned settlement in 1765 and is therefore a comparatively new town in the Highlands of Scotland. It lies on a low-lying plateau at Freuchie on the River Spey, some 35 miles south-east of Inverness.
Grantown on Spey is situated on the northern edge of the beautiful Cairngorn Mountain range and National Park and lies on a bus route to the ski resort at Aviemore, which is located within a 14 mile distance of the town. As an area of outstanding natural beauty Grantown on Spey and its neighbouring towns and villages receive a large number of tourists every year.
The Strathspey Railway heritage train and Cairngorm Mountain Railway are major tourist attractions, not just forms of transport to get about during the peak tourist season. Grantown on Spey no longer has its own railway station and locals must use either Aviemore’s or travel to Carrbridge or Elgin by bus or car to join mainline train services there.
If you came on a skiing holiday to the area and visited Grantown on Spey by taking a long-distance bus tour, you run the risk like any other motorists of ending up in a snow drift or even in a ditch thanks to black ice on the road. The weather in the Highlands is notoriously severe during winter months. Unpredictable weather has been at the bottom of many road accidents in Scotland and no matter how experienced a driver might be heavy snow fall never turns out to be a good travel companion.
While such accidents are usually just that – accidents for which nobody else is to blame – there are of course coach accidents where the driver is responsible for his passengers’ injuries. If your tour bus is being driven by a driver who has not taken the obligatory rest and falls asleep at the wheel or a driver who enjoyed a drink or two before boarding the coach, you can make a compensation claim in Grantown on Spey for compensation, when your coach has an accident.
Where can you make a compensation claim in Grantown on Spey?
Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of their advisors, who can assign your compensation claim in Grantown on Spey to a legal partner, if you have a valid claim. The advisor will tell you how much compensation you are likely to get for your particular injuries.
You can also visit the Accident Advice Helpline’s website and complete a simple test which will take up just 30 seconds of your time. A compensation calculator will give you an estimate based on the injuries you state in the short test.
All Accident Advice Helpline legal partners offer no win no fee services, so claimants can start their claims process without having to make a payment upfront for legal fees.
Date Published: 22nd September 2013