Big Tree Bends almost a memory

ALTHOUGH the new piece of the A92 between Montrose and Arbroath, bypassing Big Tree Bends, is not yet officially open, traffic is now using it.

Despite still being governed by traffic lights at the one-way sections at the north and south of the new road, once you are on it, it is a very significant improvement on the old, twisting route with its blind corners and bends that took so many HGV drivers by surprise.

A Review reporter used the road this morning and is loudly singing its praises.

We have not yet been notified of the official opening, but it cannot be far away.