Following correspondence from local MSP Bruce Crawford, Transport Scotland have said that they will begin assessments of the need for a pedestrian crossing on the A84 through Strathyre village.


Mr Crawford, backing calls from the local community, had written to Transport Scotland to call for a crossing over the Min road through the village, citing an increase in the local population, a rise in the number of pupils attending the local primary school, and record tourist numbers to Scotland being major factors that make it necessary for this issue to be explored.


If Transport Scotland identify the need for a crossing, they will carry out a consultation with the local community on how best to implement it.


Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:


“I am pleased that Transport Scotland have listened to the needs and concerns of the local community in Strathyre, following my letter during the summer period. There is a strong case for a proper pedestrian crossing over the main road – the population, tourist numbers and pupils attending the primary school have all increased in recent years. The shape of Strathyre has changed and we must look to how we can help to ensure it remains a safe and happy place to live, work and visit.


“I look forward to the result of this study, and will continue to work closely with the local community in campaigning for a pedestrian crossing in Strathyre.”