An Argyll and Bute town is en route to being added to the destinations covered by the national network of brown ‘tourist’ road signs.
It is hoped that the move will attract even more visitors to the popular seaside town of Helensburgh.
For some time the local community has been calling for Helensburgh to be signposted on the brown ‘tourist’ roads signs. The Helensburgh CHORD project team took this request on board and has over the last few months been seeking permission from Transport Scotland to put brown signs on the A82 at the south end of Loch Lomond. That in principle approval has now been given.
There are likely to be two signs - on the northern and southern approach to the A82/B831 roundabout at Arden. The information given on them is likely to include ‘Helensburgh’ followed by the ‘i’ symbol, along with ‘Hill House’, ‘Geilston Gardens’ and ‘Clyde Sea Lochs Trail’.
The news was welcomed by chair of the Helensburgh CHORD project board, Councillor Gary Mulvaney.
“I am delighted that Helensburgh has finally been recognised for inclusion on the ‘brown tourist signs’,” he said.
“This will help attract visitors in the wider area to the many attractions within Helensburgh, and dovetails perfectly with the Helensburgh CHORD project which - in addition to improving the town for residents and businesses - seeks to attract additional short and longer term visitors to the town.
“It is yet another example of how the CHORD project team has listened to what people want to see and acted on opportunities to enhance both the project itself and Helensburgh’s profile in general”.