A WEST Linton community councillor says he “can’t believe” the speeds of some vehicles travelling through the village.

Members were told about a Scottish Borders Council (SBC) review of speed road markings and signs at town and village entrances at a recent meeting.

Tweeddale West councillor Drummond Begg said that SBC’s team leader of traffic and road safety, Phillippa Gilhooley, is looking at measures such as 3, 2, 1 signs, with stripes, indicating the limit is approaching and roundels painted on the road.

West Linton Community Council (WLCC) member Doug Veitch said: “I can’t believe the speeds on Bogsbank and Station Road.”

Mr Begg said: “Speeding is a common thing that people bring up with councillors. The 20mph limit (imposition) has been successful but there are still a lot of people who are angry about it.”

The meeting also heard about the possibility of implementing a ‘Community Speedwatch’ scheme with the public trained to use speed cameras.

Mr Begg added: “Community Speedwatch, although it would have no legal powers, might slow vehicles down. Speeding through built up areas where there are pets and small children is not acceptable in the same way drink-driving is not.”