A mis-spelled sign directing drivers to Fraserburgh “habour” will be repainted, even though only one person has complained since it was erected nearly a decade ago.
The roundabout sign on the A90 Mintlaw to Fraserburgh entrance to the town should read “Harbour Traffic”.
But a local clocked the spelling error earlier this week and posted a picture on one of the town’s community Facebook pages to much amusement, with many claiming they had never noticed the mistake.
Last night Bear Scotland confirmed the sign was erected in 2012 and that only one person since then has put in a complaint about it until now.
A spokeswoman said: “We’re aware of the discrepancy with this sign and are in the process of arranging for a correction.”
Local councillor Brian Topping said: “Surely signs should be proof read before being painted. It’s pathetic.
“I understand the sign has been there for a few years but was only just brought to my attention.”
But fellow local councillor, Doreen Mair, said: “We must assume that we should all have gone to an optometrist, since no one else had noticed.
“Perhaps someone with a very posh accent dictated the sign – if we had had local input it would have been ‘hairbour’.”