Two new deer warning signs erected on roads between Bridge of Weir and Brookfield Two new deer warning signs erected on roads between Bridge of Weir and Brookfield
Two new deer warning signs have been erected on Bridge of Weir Road between Bridge of Weir and Brookfield. This comes after Natalie Don, SNP... Two new deer warning signs erected on roads between Bridge of Weir and Brookfield

Two new deer warning signs have been erected on Bridge of Weir Road between Bridge of Weir and Brookfield.

This comes after Natalie Don, SNP councillor for Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and Langbank raised concerns with Renfrewshire Council following an increase in deer fatalities being spotted at the side of the road.

Cllr Don, said: “Several people had contacted me to report the problem noting that while there has always been wildlife in this area, increased sightings were causing concern as collisions could be a danger to both motorists and wildlife.”

Research shows that deer sightings and collisions are increasing across Scotland, although this is reliant on motorists reporting the incidents, which does not always happen.

A study carried out by Scottish Natural Heritage shows that between 2008 and 2011, 26 deer fatalities were recorded In Renfrewshire alone but between 2012 and 2015, this figure had almost doubled with 41 recorded incidents.

Cllr Don, added: “After contacting the council about this and requesting a warning sign, I was pleased that council officers agreed to this request and the signs have now been installed. I am thankful that Renfrewshire Council took such swift action on this.

“While I understand that a sign alone may not put an end to the problem, it will hopefully make people think twice about their speed on this road and will make people coming from out-with the area, more aware of their surroundings.”