An Arbroath optician has pledged to help keep local school children safe by donating almost 200 high visibility vests to six primary schools. Pupils at Muirfield, Hayshead, Arbirlot, Carmyllie, Timmergreens and Friockheim primary schools were recently presented with vests by members of staff from Specsavers Arbroath. The vests were donated as part of a national campaign by Specsavers to increase the safety of children when out and about by making it easier for motorists to spot them.
Jamie Buchan, store director said: “At this time of year the dark mornings and nights, combined with the winter weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians, and dusk is particularly hazardous when the children are walking home from school. With this in mind we decided we wanted to help increase the safety of children in Arbroath and offered six schools the visibility vests. As part of the initiative, we are also hoping to raise awareness of how important it is for children to go for regular eye tests, as an undetected problem could lead to something more severe in the long term.”