Permanent memorial at Penicuik?

A TEMPORARY roadside memorial to two soldiers in Midlothian could be given a permanent mark.

Midlothian Council has made the suggestion in a letter to Penicuik and District Community Council.

As previously reported in the Advertiser, community councillors have raised concerns about memorials beside the A701 becoming a distraction for motorists and a possible road safety hazard.

Members also felt that decaying flowers, cellophane and favours tied to fences were unsightly and should be removed after an agreed period.

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