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Berriedale Braes hairpin

Photo taken 1970, the Berriedale Braes with the hairpin in the forefront. The scene of the bus accident on Friday May 7th 2010 which could have been fatal for all the young Orcadian athletes and adults onboard. This road is so well known to Orcadian drivers and tourists alike. I first drove south on it in 1960 and many times after. I was always glad to get by it. Added by Phil Brough.
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Picture added on 17 May 2010 at 09:14
I've cycled up and down Berriedale a couple of times but find it a lot scarier in the car. Poor folk on the bus must have really been shocked. I hope they have managed to recover.
Added by Barbara on 17 May 2010
We used to go up those braes in the 70's with a touring caravan and a Citroen GS 1220 Palaz we always thought if we stopped we would never get going again.
Added by Beryl Simpson on 17 May 2010
Beryl, I still have a car that I fear wouldn't make it up Berriedale Braes if I stopped!!
Added by Graham Garson on 17 May 2010
The Berridale Braes is the best piece of road in the country was up that way on my bike last year its like a piece of the isle of man tt course!
Added by Kennedy Hamilton on 10 June 2010
i was just on Berriedale Braes when it was snowing 15/3/11,its the most scary experience of my life!
Added by May allan melville on 10 March 2011
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