Muirdrum pavement link welcomed

THE ANGUS South MSP has welcomed the work which is creating a pavement link between Carnoustie and the village of Muirdrum.

Graeme Dey is pleased with the work which is being carried out by Angus Council and financed to the tune of £26,000 by the Scottish Government’s cycling, walking and safer streets fund.

It is hoped the path will provide pedestrians with a safer means of travelling between the town and the nearby settlement.

And this is something the MSP believes will be welcomed both by residents of Muirdrum and the many migrant workers involved in the soft fruit sector on local farms.

Mr Dey said: “I first raised the issue of only partial pavement provision between Carnoustie and Muirdrum with the council back in September 2011 following an approach by a constituent.

“At that stage we were advised it would not be possible to address the situation.

“However, a decision by the Scottish Government to extend funding under the cycling, walking and safer street initiative presented the council with an opportunity which I’m pleased it has taken.

“I think anyone who has travelled, either on foot or by car, between Muirdrum and Carnoustie is only too well aware of the potential safety issues created by the fact there’s a stretch of around 300 metres, taking in a significant bend, where pedestrians either had to pick their way along a narrow verge or walk on the road.

“It’s great that within a few weeks we’ll have full pavement provision along the route.”