Councillor calls for safety at Invercairn blackspot

The Invercairn crossroads on the Fraserburgh-St Combs road.
The Invercairn crossroads on the Fraserburgh-St Combs road.

A Fraserburgh councillor has called for action to be taken on a blackspot at a junction between Fraserburgh and St Combs.

Councillor Brian Topping is calling for the road to be made safer following a number of accidents which have occurred there.

Cllr Topping told the Herald that he has raised a number of issues about the junction and said he is delighted that he has already managed to get a number of small improvements completed including improvements to signage.

One of the things that is still causing him concern, however, is the big dip in the road which he feels should be levelled out to improve safety.

Cllr Topping has raised this over a number of years but the roads department officials said the dip did not call for any action as there was enough visibility and it would cost a lot of money to level it.

He says the dip remains an issue of concern, particularly given his role as chairman of the Fraserburgh Community Safety Group.

The councillor had a meeting with officers in Banff a few weeks ago and asked if there was any more they could do.

He added that there was certainly a serious problem of high speed with those travelling from Fraserburgh to St Combs.

Following the recent fatality at the spot Alistair Miller from the roads department said that he had arranged a meeting with colleagues from the roads safety engineering unit to look at the site.