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Alves, Moray speed limit to be reduced from 40 to 20mph outside primary school on A96


By Garry McCartney

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Pupil Chloe Taylor, MSP Richard Lochhead, father Alan Taylor and councillor Amy Patience campaigning for a reduced speed limit in September 2020. Picture: Daniel Forsyth. Image No.037870.
Pupil Chloe Taylor, MSP Richard Lochhead, father Alan Taylor and councillor Amy Patience campaigning for a reduced speed limit in September 2020. Picture: Daniel Forsyth. Image No.037870.

A 40mph speed limit in a local village is to be halved to protect the community from passing traffic.

Transport Scotland will reduce the limit in the centre of Alves to 20mph, having completed speed checks and a public consultation with the help of Police Scotland and Moray Council.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson confirmed: “Transport Scotland has agreed to the introduction of a part-time 20mph speed limit on the A96 in the vicinity of Alves Primary School. This new speed limit is being introduced to improve safety around the school. The traffic regulation process to introduce the necessary order is currently being progressed.”

Alves Primary head teacher, James McLeman, is delighted with the decision.

He said: “We welcome all improvements which create a safer environment for our school community.”

The school’s parent council shares his delight.

Chairwoman Nicola Manson said: “These measures will ensure the school walk is much safer. They will come as a relief for parents who have to cross the busy A96 with young children each day.”

Pupil Alanna Taylor (6) is also grateful that local concerns are being addressed.

She said: “Children can safely cross now without worrying about being hit by cars.”

Moray’s MSP Richard Lochhead has been urging the authorities to look at reducing the limit for years.

He said: “People have in Alves have been heard. I hope this will be completed quickly so that parents will feel reassured over child safety.”



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