A DUNFERMLINE man's campaign for safety improvements to be made where his grandson was killed is finally set to pay off.

Robert Brown, of Islay Road, and his family have called for a pedestrian crossing to be installed on a section of the A92 in Glenrothes following the death of Logan Carrie in February 2015.

The nine-year-old was attempting to cross the road between the Balfarg and Cadham junctions through a gap in a hedge when he was struck by a car and, following the tragedy, grieving grandfather Robert and late wife Alice wrote to the Scottish Government appealing for improved safety measures.

Following meetings with then Transport Minister Derek Mackay, he pledged that a crossing would be installed on the road, after which his predecessor, Humza Yousaf, also met the family and visited the site.

Last year, Transport Scotland told Mr Brown that work would be completed by the end of the financial year, but the promised improvements have yet to be made.

But, after further communication with Transport Scotland bosses, work has now started on a Toucan crossing with associated footpaths and is to be completed by the end of next month, bringing a four-year campaign to an end.

"I'm glad it's getting done but that's been four-and-a-half years now," Mr Brown said.

"A lot of people said it wouldn't get done but it is getting done. I'm glad Alice saw the original email saying that it would be done by April but I just wish she was here to see it.

"It's too late for us but as long as it helps others, that's the main thing. I've seen lassies lifting buggies over the fence and crossing at the point Logan did, and I know that the speed limit is down to 40mph but people don't stick to it.

"That's why it's needed."

Mr Brown, who said he hoped to contact Mr Yousaf, continued: "What happened to Logan was an unfortunate, tragic accident; we think he looked right, looked left and then darted out.

"It should never have taken that for something to happen but I was a fighter. I've always said I'd fight to my last breath to see that road made safe.

"It does help and it doesn't help. It brings back memories, and there are more tears of joy than of sadness, but there is sadness as well.

"It takes a bit of weight off my mind."

Derek Williamson, road safety manager with Transport Scotland, added: "The crossing will be a Toucan-type signalised crossing which is designed for us by both pedestrians and cyclists. There will be new footway links constructed on both sides of the A92 to connect the new crossing to the adjacent residential developments.

"The programme is to complete the installation of the new Toucan crossing and associated footpath links by the end of August 2019."