A BID to provide “safer and attractive links” for people using country roads east of Haddington has been revealed.

A 12-month trial to reduce speed limits on the C68, south of Haddington Golf Club; the C105, to Traprain Law; and the U152, east of the golf club, started last month.

East Lothian Council has been in contact with households in the area about the experimental traffic regulation order (ETRO).

The letter reads: “The proposed 12-month trial would see a reduced speed limit to 40mph along Route 76 of the National Cycle Network from Haddington to Brae Heads Loan, turning the section into a quiet-way.

“A quiet-way is a section of road with a reduced speed limit and clear signage to make it safer for everyone using the road.

“The ETRO would observe the impact of the reduced traffic speed and flow of all road users, including those walking, wheeling, cycling, horse-riding and using motor vehicles.

“In addition to the speed trial, new signage will be created to promote shared use of the road and encourage responsible behaviour.”