Hyslop Promotes Keep Left Campaign
Local MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency Fiona Hyslop is highlighting a new campaign that reminds international visitors to heritage and tourism sites in West Lothian to drive on the left-hand side of the road.
“The Keep Left campaign has worked well in the Highlands where thousands of tourists flock throughout the year to see Scotland, particularly in relation to the Outlander effect with Linlithgow Palace and Blackness Castle.
“With West Lothian and the surrounding area being rich in tourism and heritage sites, many road accidents in the area involve international visitors who are not used to our roads nor driving on the left. I and my colleague Angus Macdonald MSP for Falkirk East met with Police Scotland and representatives from both Falkirk and West Lothian Council recently to discuss this very issue with specific reference to the A803/A904 at the Champany Junction following 2 fatal road accidents and a number of near misses on that stretch of road.
“Transport Scotland have also agreed to supply historic sites with leaflets and wristbands for international visitors to remind them to drive on the left. This is an important campaign aimed at providing help for those not used to driving on the left but also to local visitors to remind them of the high number of tourists around who will not be used to driving our roads.”