Entrance signs to be removed

The signs that will be removed and replaced with 30 mph signs.
The signs that will be removed and replaced with 30 mph signs.

Signs erected outside Edzell, that were reported to have spoiled the look of the entrance to the village, are to be removed.

The problem of the standard issue Angus Council signs, that welcome drivers to a town, was reported at the March meeting of Inveresk Community Council where community councillor and Angus Councillors both voiced their concern over the positioning of the signs, claiming they detract from the beauty of Edzell Arch.

It was also voiced by community council members that the signs were surplus to requirements as the road already had satisfactory signage.

It has now been reported that the new signs will be removed and will be replaced with simple 30 mph signs that will be set further back from the road.

Having been in talks with the engineer responsible for road signs at Angus Council Bob Myles commented:

“It has agreed to remove the gateway signs and put back the small 30mph signs so they are less intrusive.

“It is bit of common sense and we are pleased that he has agreed to this.

“This is as long as the police agree to it and I think they will.

“Signs that will be removed are the welcome to Edzell, please drive slowly signs, and the replacement 30mph notification signs will be set slightly further back from the road so that they do not detract from the Arch.”