Newmilns Regeneration Association
Newmilns Regeneration Association


These are the main strategies and priorities identified by the local community in surveys, interviews and profile and prioritised at the Community Event.  

Theme 5: Roads, Traffic and Transport

Heavy traffic travelling through the centre of Newmilns on the A71 gives residents concern for road safety, as well as damage to the road surfaces. There has been discussion about a by-pass for many decades, and opinion is still split – as a by-pass would potentially take trade away from an already dwindling economy. On the other hand, with very poor parking in the High Street, passing traffic cannot easily stop and locals also find parking difficult when using local shops and facilities.

Main priorities

  • Better traffic management
  • Improve parking provision
  • Repair roads and pavements