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The provision of taxi rank parking and accessible parking for people who have a disability is to be increased Thurso.

The Highland Council has recently secured acceptance from The Scottish Executive's Trunk Roads - Network Management Division for the provision of a single accessible parking bay outside number 13 Traill Street and a part time taxi rank accommodating two taxis outside numbers 5-9 Traill Street.

Demand for a part time taxi rank operating from 6pm to 6am was expressed to The Highland Council by the Thurso Taxi Drivers Association to assist them in accommodating the evening hotel trade and requests for accessible parking near to the chemists was also expressed.

Local Highland Councillor Donald Mackay said: "This is great news for people who have a disability, not just locals but also visitors to the area. The addition of an accessible parking space in central Thurso is warmly welcomed.

"I am also delighted about the extra evening taxi rank provision which will is also an added boost to taxi users in the town."

The Scottish Executive will pass all necessary documentation to BEAR Scotland Ltd who will carry out the relevant traffic orders and undertake the statutory consultations on their behalf.

Traill Street Photographs