Access to Montrose bridge during works

Vehicles and pedestrians will still be able to cross a Montrose Bridge while repair works go ahead.

Angus Council is strengthening the Grade C listed Tayock Burn Bridge, on Brechin Road, at a cost of around £35,000, following fears that heavy goods vehicles are damaging the 18th-century structure.

Local councillor David May said: “I have heard from one of the senior council officers that major repairs of the bridge will begin on August 18 and will take about 12 weeks to complete.

“I have also been informed that despite this much needed strengthening of the bridge, that pedestrian and vehicular access on the bridge will be maintained at all times.

“However, it is acknowledged that the works will mean some local inconvenience and disruption, but this is necessary in order for these works to be done, but the council officer has assured me that every effort will be made to limit this.”