A CAMPAIGN group’s push to see a safe route for walkers and cyclists created between two East Lothian villages has been recognised at the Scottish Parliament.

Campaigners have been calling for a path connecting Gullane and Drem for more than a decade.

Discussions between the campaign group, East Lothian Council and other parties have been ongoing for a number of years.

CALA Homes has already guaranteed to fund one section of the path near Gullane while, at Drem, a landowner has offered land for the safe link.

Currently, the only connection between the two villages is via the busy B1345, which is often used by heavy goods vehicles, and that can frequently prove dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians.

The Drem/Gullane Path Campaign group’s efforts were recognised by Lothian Green MSP Alison Johnstone.

Her motion called on the parliament to welcome the imminent publication of draft proposals for a four-mile cycle and walking path linking the two villages.

Similarly, the motion, which was backed by five other MSPs, encouraged East Lothian Council to commit funding to the path and setting out a timetable for its construction.