Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



Richard Lochhead MSP has written to Police Scotland, Moray Council, and Transport Scotland seeking a joint on-site meeting to discuss concerns about speeding and road safety on the A96 at Brodie. 

Concerns have been raised with both Mr Lochhead and Forres Councillor Scott Lawrence over the number of accidents and near misses on the road, and residents have expressed serious concerns about the current 50mph speed limit through the village.

Commenting Moray’s SNP MSP said:

“I have previously raised concerns over the road safety issues at Brodie and in recent days I’ve been contacted by a number of local residents who have serious concerns about the speed limit through the village, as well as the current road layout.

“The number of accidents on that stretch of road over the last week or so is a real concern and it is important that the police are allowed the time to establish exactly what caused each of them.

“However, residents clearly have concerns about the current speed limit and also the road layout and I have promised to bring the relevant agencies together to discuss what action can be taken to address the issues being raised by people in Brodie.”

SNP Councillor Scott Lawrence added:

“Concerns about the speed of traffic travelling through Brodie are longstanding and people in the community are keen for the police and roads authorities work together to consider how road safety in the village could be improved.

“I hope the relevant organisations will agree to meet so we can ensure local concerns are heard with a view to action being taken to improve road safety in and around Brodie.”