Revealed: plans to re-open Pirner’s Brig?

Pictured is Pirner's Brig which could be reopened.
Pictured is Pirner's Brig which could be reopened.

Problems with discarded litter at an Edzell beauty spot hope to be combated with the erection of no camping signs.

Inveresk Community Council requested that Angus Council install no camping signs after it was claimed that campers using the site during the summer months caused damage and left litter lying around.

New signs have now been erected with the hope that it will help keep the area clear of rubbish.

It was also mentioned at the meeting of the Inveresk Community Council earlier this month by Brechin councillor and leader of the council, Bob Myles, that the council are looking to re-do and re-open Pirner’s Brig - the bridge that crosses the a gorge along West Water - at some point next year.

The area, a popular picnicking spot, has been a favourite with locals for years, however the bridge was closed in 2008 by Angus Council after it was deemed to be unsafe.

Pirner’s Brig’s closure was discussed in the January meeting of the community council with members of the group keen to see the bridge re-opened.

The area last received an upgrade in 2004, to the cost of £8,200, seeing car park resurface repairs, replacement of damaged vehicle barriers, repairs to riverside steps, provision of disabled access to the picnic sites, repairs and replacements of boundary fencing and new signage.