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Community becomes a go-slow zone

Cromarty. Pic: Undiscovered Scotland
Most roads in Cromarty have a 20mph limit

Most roads in a seaside village are now covered by a 20mph speed limit.

Highland Council said Cromarty had laid claim to being the first in Scotland to have done so.

Councillor David Alston had asked that money should not be spent on a part-time 20mph zone, with flashing lights, outside the village school.

Instead, he requested that it was used to introduce an enforceable 20mph limit covering as much of the community as possible.

Mr Alston said: "It sends the message that our streets are first and foremost for people - they are public spaces in which cars are welcome but which they will not be allowed to dominate.

"I hope that other communities will look at this initiative and consider if it is the way forward for parts of other towns and villages in the Highlands."

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