"Much-needed" works have been completed on two East Renfrewshire roads.

A section of Beech Avenue in Newton Mearns and Gloucester Avenue in Clarkston were repaired at the end of November and the beginning of December.

This comes after concerns were raised to the local council by Eastwood MSP Jackson Carlaw, who said the roads were "in a state of disrepair and were populated by a large number of potholes."

He added: “The general condition of Eastwood’s road infrastructure has been substandard for a very long period and it remains one of the most frequent local concerns that is raised with me by constituents.

“It is welcome that much-needed resurfacing work for Beech Avenue and Gloucester Avenue was agreed and has now been completed.

“It is vital that badly damaged local roads can be repaired at the earliest possible opportunity and it’s great to see the surfaces at Beech Avenue and Gloucester Avenue restored to an acceptable condition.”

Plans to complete the resurfacing were confirmed in March and the works were carried out, by East Renfrewshire Council.

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A council spokesperson said: "These roads were resurfaced as part of our additional £3m capital investment for roads infrastructure for this financial year.

"The full list of resurfacing works for 2022/23 was approved by councillors back in March with the majority directed towards residential roads.

"As well as the resurfacing programme, we also ensure that all potholes reported are inspected as soon as possible, with the most serious potholes prioritised for repair.

"A percentage of East Renfrewshire's roads are assessed and reported on nationally by an independent body each year.

"We're currently ranked second in Scotland for the condition of our A-class roads."

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