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Angus North and Mearns MSP, Nigel Don, has arranged a meeting of senior officials of Aberdeenshire Council, Angus Council, and Nestrans in an effort to find ways of bringing enough funding together to provide a safe junction on the A90 at Laurencekirk.

The issue of the Laurencekirk junction was raised last week in the Scottish Parliaments Public Petitions Committee where it was agreed that Mr Don’s meeting may be a way forward, with the committee keen to learn of the outcome of the discussions. The meeting will take place on January 9.

Mr Don said; “It is widely recognised that the south junction is a dangerous and busy crossing, and is of particular concern to the local community, as was recently highlighted by a BBC television programme.

“The recent local plan inquiry indicated that further development in Laurencekirk would require the need for grade separated junctions, north and south. As the junction is in Aberdeenshire but the majority of the traffic emanates from the Montrose area of Angus I have arranged a meeting of officials of Aberdeenshire Council, Angus Council, and Nestrans.”