Traffic was brought to a standstill this afternoon following two crashes on the A915 Standing Stane Road.
No-one was seriously hurt in either collision though two people had to be cut free from their vehicles.
In the first incident which took place at 1.30 p.m a Toyota Corolla left the road and collided with some trees.
Barely a minute later at the same area there was a crash between a Ford Focus and an Audi.
The road was closed off as police, fire and ambulance attended the scene.
Those who were involved in the collision were taken to the Victoria Hospital where their injuries were described as “non life threatening”.
The road remains closed whilst police continue with their enquiries.