Postal service and 'Jingle Jog' to raise funds for local groups

The 2nd Forfar BB Company and 6th Forfar Scouts are joining forces again this year to deliver Christmas post around the Forfar area.

Mark Dowie
Friday, 3rd December 2021, 3:03pm
Postal service and 'Jingle Jog' to raise funds for local groups
Forfar BBs and Scouts will be running their Christmas card delivery again this year.

The service was suspended last year due to Covid precautions, but will be operating from this Friday, December 3 until Thursday, December 16.

The cost will be 25p per card, and deliveries will be carried out in the town, as well as to Lunanhead, Kingsmuire and Padanaram.

Post boxes can be found at Tesco, Asda, Richardson’s Newsagent on West High Street, Hampton’s Newsagent on East High Street, Ali’s Newsagent on Castle Street, the Taranty Road shop, Easterbank shop, Forfar Indoor Bowling, McLaren’s baker on Market Street, RS McColl’s on East High Street, Poundstretcher on Castle Street and the Big Kirk charity shop on East High Street.

Motorists using the A90 southbound near Dundee are to benefit from an improved road surface as surfacing improvements worth £650,000 are set to get underway on Friday 26 November at 7.30pm.

The improvements will address defects in the road surface on the southbound section of the A90 between New Grange and Muiryfaulds Junction, creating a safer and smoother road surface for motorists.

The project is scheduled to begin on Friday 26 November at 7.30pm and will take place over eight days, with operations programmed where possible to take place consecutively. The improvements are expected to be completed by 6.30am on Saturday 3 December, subject to weather conditions.

To allow these works to be carried out in a safe and efficient manner, traffic management restrictions will be required on the network as follows:

Friday 26 November – Overnight lane closures on both the A90 north and southbound carriageway will be in place between 7.30pm on Friday 26 November and 6.30am on Saturday 27 November to remove the barriers at the crossover points.

Saturday 27 November – A shadow contraflow on the A90 southbound carriageway will be in place between 3pm on Saturday 27 November to 6.30am on Sunday 28 November to allow teams to carry out routine maintenance ahead of the main surfacing works. During this time, the northbound carriageway will be closed to traffic.

Sunday 28 November – Daytime and overnight lane closures on both the A90 north and southbound carriageway will be in place between 7.30pm and 6.30am to allow contraflow traffic management to be installed ahead of the surfacing improvements beginning.

Monday 29 November until Saturday 3 December – There will be a road closure on the A90 southbound from Gateside Junction to North Tarbrax with all traffic running through a contraflow system on the A90 northbound. The contraflow system will be in place from 6.30am on Monday 29 November until 6.30am on Saturday 3 December. The A90 southbound Gateside on-slip will also be closed, with traffic being diverted to the nearby Douglastown slips. The Muiryfaulds Junction will also be closed. A90 southbound off-slip traffic will be diverted to the Gateside slips via Emmock Roundabout. On-slip traffic will be diverted via the Douglastown slips to the A90 southbound.

Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of the surfacing improvements to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements.

Commenting on the improvements, Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “This £650,000 investment from Transport Scotland will greatly improve and strengthen this section of the A90, as well as create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

“Due to the nature of the works, contraflow traffic management is necessary, and motorists might experience some delays. We have planned for operations to take place consecutively where possible to complete the project as quickly and safely as we can to minimise disruption.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential improvements on the A90. We encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date traffic information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting, twitter at @trafficscotland or via the new mobile site

Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods.

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