Feb 17 2012 Lennox Herald (main ed)
HELENSBURGH is en route to being added to the destinations covered by the national network of brown ‘tourist’ road signs.
It is hoped that the move will attract even more visitors to the popular seaside town.
For some time the local community has been calling for the town to be highlighted on the signs.
Now Transport Scotland has approved an application by the Helensburgh CHORD project team for brown sign postings on the A82 at the south end of Loch Lomond.
There are likely to be two signs, on the northern and southern approach to the A82/B831 roundabout at Arden. The information is expected to highlight key attractions such as the Hill House, Geilston Gardens and the Clyde Sea Lochs Trail.
Councillor Gary Mulvaney, chairman of the project board, said: “I am delighted that Helensburgh has finally been recognised for inclusion on the ‘brown tourist signs’.
“This will help attract visitors in the wider area to the many attractions within Helensburgh, and dovetails perfectly with the Helensburgh CHORD project which, in addition to improving the town for residents and businesses, seeks to attract additional short and longer term visitors to the town.”