Road surfacing on Shore setts is 'temporary repair' to keep drivers safe
Road surfacing works on an historic Leith road that have come under criticism from local residents are only a temporary measure, according to the Council.
Pictures of the patching up work, which first appeared in Facebook group I Love Leith, show a black tarmac-like substance being laid over the historic setts.
That led to residents questioning whether the works were a permanent measure and bemoaning the aesthetics of the works.
A Council spokesperson said: “It has been necessary to carry out a temporary repair to this road surface in order to ensure the immediate safety of road users. We do intend to carry out longer term improvements to the setts here, though this will require significant investment and is currently part of our ongoing capital investment programme.”