Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has written to the Chief Executive of Stirling Council following complaints from locals and business owners in the Aberfoyle are over the planned closure for maintenance of the A821 between the Rob Roy Hotel and Aberfoyle.
It is understood that the closure is to take place between Monday 23rd and Friday 27th October which, as has been pointed out by business owners in the area, is at the time of a major school holiday in England. Concerns have been cited about the passing tourist trade to the area and how this will be impacted.
One business owner pointed out that trade generally falls by around 50% following this busy week.
Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:
“Business owners in the area are understandably concerned over how this road closure will impact on their trade during what I understand to be a busy week for tourist footfall.
“It is crucial that local authorities approach this area with additional consideration when carrying out maintenance works on infrastructure. An increase in tourism footfall is vital to businesses thriving in the Aberfoyle area.
“That is why I have called on Stirling Council to consider a more appropriate time for these works to be undertaken and to consider what more can be done to support businesses and residents when such maintenance is scheduled in Aberfoyle.”