Next milestone for the A9 Dualling delivery plan

Transport Scotland has today taken a further step forward in the delivery of the A9 Dualling programme, outlining its intentions for procurement of the next section. Transport Scotland has published a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for the Tay Crossing to Ballinluig project, alerting construction contractors and their supply chains to the next opportunity associated with […]

MSP gives cautious welcome to new A9 timescales

A Labour member of the Scottish Parliament welcoming new timeframes put in place for dualling the A9 and A96, but is stressing that much of the actual construction work will not be carried out until the end of the project and MSPs need to keep the pressure on the Scottish Government until then to ensure […]

Scotland’s new transport secretary commits to A9 dualling

Scotland’s new Transport Secretary has told a newspaper in Inverness that she wants to give the dualling of the A9 “the focus it deserves” as she laid out detailed plans for the project. The Press and Journal reports that Fiona Hyslop chose Inverness as the location of her first official engagement since being appointed to […]

A9 dualling review ruled out

Scotland’s Transport Secretary says there has not, and will not be, a formal internal review into why the A9 will not be dualled by the original 2025 timetable. Mairi McAllan, the SNP Transport, New Zero and Just Transition Secretary confirmed no such review has taken place after being questioned by fellow SNP MSP, Fergus Ewing. […]

Transport Scotland in A9 dualling roadshow

Communities in Northern Scotland are being invited to view plans for completing the dualling of the A9 between Perth and Inverness at venues along the corridor over the coming weeks. Transport Scotland officials will be on hand at drop in exhibitions which will be held at venues in Inverness, Aviemore, Dalwhinnie, Pitlochry and Perth between […]

Business leaders warn A9’s reputation is damaging Highland economy

There’s a warning that visitors and business people are being deterred from going to the Scottish Highlands because of the “bad reputation” of the A9. The Scotsman Newspaper quotes the Inverness Chamber of Commerce telling members of the Scottish Parliament that companies and staff could be reluctant to move to the region “because of the […]

A9 dualling delayed by ten years as new plans revealed

Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Net Zero and Just Transition, Mairi McAllan, has announced that dualling works for the remaining single carriageway sections of the A9 between Perth and Inverness should be completed by the end of 2035. The road was meant to be completed by 2025, but that was deemed “unachievable” last February. The […]

A9 dualling consultation costs double what has been spent on construction

It’s been revealed that design consultants have been paid almost twice as much as has been spent on the actual construction so far of stretches of dual carriageway on the A9 in Scotland. The Press and Journal Newspaper reports £246.7 million – more than half of the total money spent on the project so far […]

SNP MP demands A9 “transparency”

The Scottish Nationalist Party MP Fergus Ewing is demanding his own government hands over important documents linked to the delayed dualling of the A9. The Scottish Daily Express quotes Mr Ewing calling for more transparency over its failure to deliver the road scheme, saying it would hand over papers “if it has nothing to hide”. […]


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