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15th December 2017

Local Representatives Welcome Study To Be Carried Out On A84 Safety

Bruce Crawford at Aberfoyle

Local representatives Bruce Crawford MSP and Councillor Evelyn Tweed have welcomed the outcome of a recent meeting on road safety on the A84 through Blair Drummond.

During the meeting, concerns were raised about recent accidents that have taken place in the area.

An FOI response from Transport Scotland has shown that there have been a total of 14 reported personal injury accidents on the A84 in the Blair Drummond area between January 1 2014 and August 29 2017.

This includes 11 slight accidents, 3 serious, and zero fatalities.

Representatives of Transport Scotland have agreed to carry out a study on the stretch of road in the Blair Drummond area to assess what can be done to make it a safer route for drivers.

Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:

“I have long-campaigned on making this stretch of road a safer route for drivers as many of my constituents are rightly concerned about this issue. I am delighted that there is now cross-party commitment to working with the local community on this matter and I was pleased to see a good turnout of local representatives and community members at the meeting.”

Cllr Evelyn Tweed

Cllr Evelyn Tweed “The local community have consistently flagged this as a major issue and I am delighted that Transport Scotland have responded with a commitment to undertake a study on the feasibility of alterations…”

Councillor Evelyn Tweed said:

“The local community have consistently flagged this as a major issue and I am delighted that Transport Scotland have responded with a commitment to undertake a study on the feasibility of alterations, making the A84 in the Blair Drummond area a safer place for drivers. I look forward to continuing to work with Stirling Council officials, Transport Scotland, and the local community on this matter.”