Alastair Majury on Kinbuck HGV Misery

Kinbuck HGV Misery

The residents of the peaceful hamlet of Kinbuck face disruption at all hours of the day, due to HGVs and coaches going through Kinbuck then discovering that the historic bridge is not suitable for them to use. On average this occurs twice a month with these large vehicles having to reverse back and use the small Millbank road to allow them to turnaround and use a more suitable route.

The current signage that highlights the weight limit of the structurally sound bridge are insufficient as they don’t highlight that the bridge is narrow. Local residents fear that these vehicles may damage local properties or vehicles.

Local Conservative Councillor Alastair Majury said:

“A resident contacted me about the unacceptable ongoing situation that they have. I have spoken with the responsible council officers and was pleased to learn that they were already looking into this situation and that their proposed solution will likely incorporate some of my suggestions. Whilst I am disappointed that the council will be unable to implement these improvements this financial year but I am pleased that it should happen in the 2018/19 year.”

The present bridge is dated 1752 and is a category B listed structure.

In 1715, after resting for the night in Kinbuck, 6,000 Jacobite troops crossed Kinbuck bridge over the River Allan on their way to fight the Hanoverians at the Battle of Sherrifmuir.

Alastair Majury next to the Kinbuck Bridge

Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane, and is an IT Consultant working across the country. Alastair is also a volunteer officer at the local Boys’ Brigade company, a charity which focuses on enriching the lives of children and young people, and building a stronger community.

I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.