Support for 50mph lorries

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NANETTE Milne, Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East, has given her support to the campaign to increase the speed limit for HGVs on single carriageways from 40 to 50 mph.

The North East MSP has written to Keith Brown MSP, SNP Transport Minister, to ask that the Scottish Government to undertake a consultation to increase the speed limit for HGVs on single carriageways from 40 to 50 mph.

Dr Milne: “I support the campaign to increase the speed limit for HGVs on single carriageways from 40 to 50 mph.

“The UK Conservative Government has welcomed such proposals and has launched a consultation exercise in England and Wales.

“It is hoped that if the increase for HGVs is put in place the increase could help reduce any frustration for drivers who follow HGVs and the subsequent risks of vehicle collisions.

“I have written to Keith Brown MSP, SNP Transport Minister, to ask the Scottish Government to undertake a similar consultation.”

Artwork on display

TWO MONTROSE youngsters, who attend Lathallan School, Molly Lindsay (11) and Anna Sanger (12) along with Finn Marsden (13), Fordoun, have won commendations and have artwork currently on display in an outdoor exhibition in Rubislaw Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen.

Finn will also see his work featured on 20 FirstGroup buses in Aberdeen city. They have been selected for this year’s ‘My Future Aspirations’ art competition organised by Thorpe Molloy Recruitment.

The competition was judged by David Leng, acting Director of Education, Aberdeen City Council; Avril Gill, marketing manager, FirstGroup; Deirdre Grant, head of public programmes, Aberdeen Art Gallery; Sally Reaper, curator, The SMART Gallery and Karen Molloy, director, Thorpe Molloy Recruitment Ltd.

The winning artwork from all the 16 Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire schools involved, can be viewed at SMART Gallery, 9 Albyn Terrace, Aberdeen until December 23.

The gallery is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12–4pm and through the week by telephoning 01224 561977.

Visit http://www.thorpemolloy.com/artgallery/ to vote for your favourite portrait for the ‘People‘s Choice‘ winner.