A series of average speed cameras aiming to make Polnessan safer will go live on Monday, October 29.

The £147,000 system had been tested in the area for the last few months and evidence from other similar schemes shows that driver behaviour is improved.

Due to the high number of people being injured on this short stretch of road, it is hoped the introduction of the cameras on the A713 will dramatically reduce the speeds through the village.

Records from the camera system in place on the A77 show that there has been a 77 per cent reduction in fatalities since its introduction.

West Safety Camera Unit Manager, Alan Thomson, stated: "Due to the concerning numbers of injuries and high speeds recorded on the A713 at Polnessan we are introducing average speed cameras to encourage improved driver behaviour and speed limit compliance. Having explored all avenues to improve the safety of this road, and given the impressive record of average speed cameras elsewhere in Scotland, I am confident that this intervention will help to improve safety on this road."