Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has written to Transport Scotland, calling for a new crossing to be installed on the A84 road through Strathyre.


Following a meeting with locals, Mr Crawford has backed residents’ calls for new infrastructure in the area that will ensure a safe crossing on the 30 mph road.


Mr Crawford has cited several changes in recent years that would warrant a rethink of how pedestrians access the road, including: an increase in the village population; increased pupils at the primary school; increased visitors to the area with new holiday homes, the new cycle route, shops and the local Broch Café.


Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:


“The shape of Strathyre has changed in recent years and it is only right that pedestrian safety in crossing the trunk road is taken into consideration. 


“There are now more people than ever visiting the area, living in the area, and, crucially, we have more pupils attending the local primary school than before.


“I was pleased to meet with local residents to discuss this issue and it’s clear that there is a local desire for this road to be made safer for pedestrians.


“I have written to Transport Scotland to ask that they consider these factors and I look forward to workin with the local community in campaigning on this issue.”