Further road closures will be in place in Patna as Scottish Water nears the end of its £1.3m works.

The investment will aim to ensure customers can continue to enjoy clear, fresh drinking water.

Scottish Water’s in-house delivery team are leading the project, along with their main contractors Caledonia Water Alliance.

Having started on Tuesday, May 3, the work was scheduled to take nine months to complete, and is on course be finished by mid-February.

A road closure is currently in place on Stewart Place from junction A713 at Hillside, opposite number 4 Stewart Place.

This was put in place on Monday and is set to last for five days.

A separate closure will be necessary on Monday, January 23 on Stewart Place from junction of A713 to the junction at Hillside, near number 20 of Stewart Place. This is also due to last five days.

A Scottish Water spokesperson said: "We are replacing 8.1km of water mains in Patna to provide increased resilience on the network.

"As with all projects of this nature, our works programme can be subject to change due to factors outwith our control.

"Unforeseen circumstances, such as ground conditions and uncharted services, have caused some delays.

"We are now expecting to have the works completed by mid-February 2023.

"We apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused and we thank all customers for their patience and understanding as we deliver these essential upgrades."