A701 crash sparks safety fears

Jamie Candlish
Jamie Candlish

A SOLDIER from Glencorse Barracks has been killed and another critically injured in a smash at an accident blackspot near Penicuik.

It is the third fatal crash on the A701 between Milton Bridge and Bilston in just eight years and has prompted calls for improved road safety on the stretch.

Fusilier Jamie Candlish (20), from Hamilton, died in the collision about 500m south of the Gowkley Moss roundabout at around 11.45pm last Friday.

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