End for traffic on bridge

The bridge at Brougham Place is to be closed to traffic on a permanent basis.

Teviot and Liddesdale Area Forum heard that due to deterioration, the bridge has been closed to traffic since November 2013 and the move for permanent closure received backing from councillors and members of the public.

And speaking at the meeting, Councillor Ron Smith said that during the trial closure period neither he, nor Scottish Borders Council had received any negative comments.

He added: “I have no doubt that this is a positive move. And one which I am sure will be welcomed by members of the public and residents who live in the area.”