After a campaign lasting several years, residents of Doune have been told that a pedestrian crossing is to be installed on the A84 trunk road.
Transport Scotland has agreed to install the link between the Perthshire village and the Wood of Doune, after formal backing from local councillors. The Government body will share the cost of the scheme with Stirling Council and Sustrans Scotland.
Kilmadock Community Council chairman James Innes said: “This has been a long-running issue for the community and it’s great to see all the organisations involved finally finding a way to take it forward.”
Michele Gibbons, who chairs Doune Primary School’s parent council, added: “We are delighted the toucan crossing will be installed on the A84, after several years of actively campaigning for safer routes to school. Children will now be able to come to school safely whether by bike, scooter or on foot and this will be a welcome addition to our travel map, which highlights the safest routes to Doune Primary and both village nurseries. As a cycle friendly-school, we’re especially pleased that, with Sustrans’ support, the children and community will have greater cycling opportunities.”
A spokesman for Sustrans said: “We are very pleased to see this project go ahead as it allows a community to be reconnected and improves access to the local school.”