Traffic bans approved at five Aberdeenshire schools

The five Aberdeenshire schools taking part in the School Streets extended trial. Image: Roddie Reid/DC Thomson

Traffic will be banned outside five Aberdeenshire primary schools in a bid to encourage children to walk or cycle to their lessons.

The School Streets Scheme is intended to make it easier for families to leave their cars at home, and to make the journey to school safer for kids.

Under the trial, vehicles are banned from streets surrounding the school for an hour at the start and end of the school day.

It was piloted at a primary school in Fraserburgh in May of 2023, and was hailed as a success.

Now, the scheme is set to be rolled out across the north east, with room for expansion if it proves to be similarly successful on a wider scale.

The schools taking part are as follows:

  • Buchanhaven School, Peterhead
  • Auchterellon School, Ellon
  • Kellands School, Inverurie
  • Arduthie School, Stonehaven
  • Gordon Primary, Huntly

It is believed that the Schools Streets Scheme will be put in place at some point within the next 10 months.

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