Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has welcomed the new that the bus gates at the exit from the M80 at Castlecary has finally been removed.

Speaking after hearing the news Mr Matheson said;

“This has been an on going issue for the people of Allandale over a number of years now and I would like to praise Ivan Mochrie, Charlie O’Brien and their colleagues on the Allandale Residents Association Action Group, with whom I have been pursuing this issue for a number of years now to have the gates removed.

“In my view the bus gates should never have been installed in the first place and the residents of Allandale were never properly consulted on the matter.

“However we have finally arrived at the point of having them removed after a long campaign that started before they had even been installed

“I would like to pay tribute to Ivan, Charlie and the local action group for their campaign and perseverance in finally getting this matter resolved”.