Newlandrig village is on the slow down

Polititians and locals celebrate the introduction of 30mph speed limit in Newlandrigg
Polititians and locals celebrate the introduction of 30mph speed limit in Newlandrigg

Delighted residents of Newlandrig are celebrating the implementation of a new 30mph zone through their village.

Until recently, the national speed limit of 60mph had caused real safety concerns for this small community.

A 60mph limit was felt by the residents to be far too high, dangerously cutting through the middle of this little hamlet.

Locals believe the new limit will not only improve road safety, but be welcomed by horse riders and cyclists who use the nearby Tyne Esk Trail.

One resident, Eric Davidson, said: “Our quality of life will be greatly improved, as we will no longer have a community divided in two by high speed traffic.”

Read full story in the December 13 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.