A ROAD in Greenock has been named as one of Scotland's worst pothole hotspots.

Data from Confused.com shows that a total of 123,000 potholes were reported across the country last year. This represents a 53 per cent increase since 2020 – with councils paying out around £411,000 in compensation as a result.

Greenock’s Old Largs Road had the fourth highest number of reports in 2023, with 194 being received throughout the year.

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The table was topped by Great Western Road in Glasgow on 1,451, followed by the A703 between Peebles and Leadburn on 579 and Irvine Road in East Ayrshire on 227.

Louise Thomas of Confused.com said: “If you see a pothole while driving, it’s important to report it to the local council straight away.

“Even if it didn’t damage your car, you could help to protect other drivers who might come into contact with it at a later date.

“Potholes can cause damage to vehicles, so the sooner it’s fixed, the safer road users will be.”