REPAIR work on the Catterburn Bridge is due to begin next month.

Stirling Council have confirmed that AmcoGiffen has formally been appointed as the contractor and will carry out initial site investigation works from tomorrow, Wednesday, July 27 with the main work starting next month. 

Local community representatives and other key stakeholders have been informed of the positive update.

Further meetings with local residents and businesses will take place this week to explain the next stage of the process.

Cllr Jen Preston, convener of Stirling Council’s Environment and Housing Committee, said: “I know how much disruption the closure of this crucial crossing point is causing to local residents and businesses, and the council has progressed repairs as a matter of urgency.

“We are working with utility partners and the contractor to ensure work on the bridge can start as soon as possible, and we will continue to keep local people updated regularly throughout the duration of the project.”

The council has committed £2.5million for essential repairs to both the Catterburn and Branshogle bridges, which were closed last year following significant storm damage to the structures.

The repair work has been challenging at both sites due to a number of factors including the unstable and varying ground conditions, the ages of the bridges and environmental considerations.

Work on the bridge at Branshogle started last November. The council will provide a further update to the local community on the scheduled completion date at the next engagement event scheduled for early August.