Minister agrees A92 visit

The family of nine-year-old Logan Carrie outside the Scottish Parliament before their meeting with ministers.
The family of nine-year-old Logan Carrie outside the Scottish Parliament before their meeting with ministers.

The grieving family of a Cadham youngster killed on the A92 will show Scotland’s Transport Minister the site of his death later this month.

Nine-year-old Logan Carrie was struck by a car while attempting to cross the notorious stretch of carriageway in February becoming the latest casualty that has seen 17 deaths and more than 1700 accidents in the last decade.

Since the tragedy, Logan’s grandfather Robert Brown has joined the growing number of campaigners calling for safety improvements including a suitable pedestrian bridge, in a bid to halt further tragedy.

Robert, along with wife Alice, Logan’s mum Sionaid, auntie Michelle and sister Tiegan, met with transport minister Derek Mackay and Keith Brown, minister for infrastructure at the Scottish Parliament for about an hour to discuss the need for a rethink of safety on the A92.

At the meeting Mr Mackay gave assurances that he would visit the road to experience first hand the issues.

“The meeting went better than we’d expected and we have agreement from the minister that he will visit on July 14, which we feel is a significant step forward,” Mr Brown told the Gazette.

“We stressed the urgent need for improvements and discussed a number of concerns relating to the stretch of A92 from Cadham to Balfarg junctions and the Mr Mackay agreed with us that something has to be done to improve safety.”

Even up to a few months ago Transport Scotland had stood by their view that there was no justification for improvements on the trunk road.

But with the damning latest statistics that there had been an average one accident every 15 days for the last decade, the Government has been forced to reconsider its view.

“We have always said improvements will not bring Logan back, but we determined that his death will not be in vain,” said Mr Brown.

The infrastructure minister said the meeting had been a chance to express their deepest sympathies to the family for their loss.

He added that an assessment of pedestrian access at Freuchie was also to take place and have requested that Fife Council forward their action plan for them to ensure a comprehensive review of the concerns.