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Campaigners protest outside Holyrood for action against Laurencekirk Junction

Jill Fotheringham, from Montrose, heads a campaign to put a flyover on the A90 at an accident blackspot, just by Laurencekirk

Jill Fotheringham, from Montrose, heads a campaign to put a flyover on the A90 at an accident blackspot, just by Laurencekirk

 

Campaigners fighting for a fly-over at the notorious Laurencekirk junction protested outside the Scottish Parliament headquarters today.

Around 20 people from Montrose, Laurencekirk and Brechin headed to Edinburgh today (April 25) to protest outside the Holyrood Building to bring to the attention of the country’s politicians the dangers of the junction where the A937 Montrose road meets the A90.

They were joined by local MSPs and councillors.

The protest has been organised by campaign driving force, Jill Fotheringham, from Montrose.

She has been campaigning to get a fly-over at the junction outside Laurencekirk, which is used by many commuters every day, for 10 years.

She said: “Nobody was arrested! And I think we made our point.

“We got loads of public support outside parliament and even got loads of pictures taken by tourists, as well as lots of media interest.”

Currently there is an ‘Access to Laurencekirk’ study ongoing in the Mearns but the A937/A90 junction campaign group say more still needs to be done.

Nicolls Coaches donated a vehicle to take the group to Edinburgh.

The campaign for a grade separated junction at the congested road was started back in 2004 after a fatal accident.

The campaign group has more than 3,500 members on Facebook and can be found by searching for ‘A937/A90 Junction Campaign’ on the social media site.

See next week’s Montrose Review and Mearns Leader for more.

 

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