New roundabout sign has left motorists baffled


MOTORISTS have been left baffled after bungling road workers put ups signs warning of a mini-roundabout.

One of the signs in Kelso, Scottish Borders, is on such a tall pole it is completely concealed by the branches of a tree.

And another sign cannot be seen by drivers because it has been put behind an existing sign.

The new road sign poll is too tall leaving it completely concealed by branches


Road chiefs have promised to investigate the puzzling roundabout warnings, which were erected by a contractor working for close-by Sainsbury’s supermarket at Maxwellheugh.

The mini-roundabout was required as part of the store development and signs were only recently erected.

The householder responsible for the overhanging tree, has been warned it may have to be trimmed back in order to make the sign visible.

A Scottish Borders council spokesman said: “We are aware of the issue and are working to get it resolved as quickly as possible.”

Local councillor, Tom Weatherston, added: “They are looking at possibly moving the sign opposite the garage, because where it is just now, it looks to some people approaching it like there are three posts in a line and this has resulted in some people with prams going out into the road to get past.”

The householder responsible for the tree branches has been warned that it may get cut back so that motorists can see the sign


The dodgy roundabout signs are just two of a recent spate of bad signage by workers across Scotland.

Earlier this year motorists were driven round the bend by a warning sign before a left hand bend – which showed a right hand curve ahead on the B905 from Larbert to Denny.

It was revealed in 2010 that millions of pounds is being spent on “baffling” bilingual English and Gaelic road signs across the country.


Previous articleScottish wildcats could be extinct within months
Next articleAilsa Scobie