Nelly back on road watch duty

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Road safety scarecrow Nelly is back after a make-over.

Hi-vis Nelly has taken up her post again by the side of the busy A828 close to Lochnell Primary School, Benderloch.

She was the idea of parents and villagers campaigning against speeding traffic.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has also been lobbied for action, along with Transport Scotland, BEAR Scotland, the police, Argyll and Bute Council and Ardchattan Community Council.

Last week school mum Beth Davies returned Nelly to the roadside after a freshen-up following a hard winter.

‘We’ve just heard from BEAR Scotland that they want to meet with us again so we’re hoping that’s a positive sign,’ said Mrs Davies.