50mph limit is agreed at notorious Aberdeenshire junction

Councillors have unanimously approved a new reduced speed limit for a notorious crash blackspot.

There have been 17 reported collisions near the Kirkton of Skene junction of the A944 the last five years.

Now the stretch between Mason Lodge and Elrick, including the junction with the B9126 at the Gairloch Smiddy crossroads, will be reduced from 60mph to a 50mph speed limit following approval at the Garioch area committee.

Westhill councillor Iris Walker, said: “The bends on the route where vehicles have left the road have been identified in next year’s surfacing programme.”