Highlands & Islands

Signs on Lochinver to Stoer road warn of migrating toads

Countryside ranger Andy Summers and toad sign Image copyright Highland Council
Image caption Countryside ranger Andy Summers installing one of the new signs

New warning signs have been erected on a road in the Highlands in an effort to improve migrating female toads' chances of survival.

Hundreds of the amphibians laden with eggs cross the B869 Lochinver-Stoer road in Sutherland to reach lochs and lochans.

The toads are usually on the move for about three weeks from mid-March.

Highland Council countryside ranger Andy Summers has been helping Assynt Field Club put up the signs.

It is hoped the warnings will encourage motorists to safely avoid squashing the amphibians.

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Image caption Toads are on the move for about three weeks from the middle of March