Delight at bridges pledge

VILLAGERS have welcomed a pledge by ScottishPower to repair two lifeline bridges which have been closed for safety reasons.

The structures are used by residents in Kendoon near St John's Town of Dalry in Kirkcudbrightshire, to reach the main A713 Castle Douglas-Ayr road and public transport.

A regular inspection of the bridges showed "accelerated levels" of corrosion which had made them unsafe for public use.